SEVEN – 7785 (ALT ID A1106005)
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SEVEN – 7785 (ALT ID A1106005)
Hello, my name is Seven. My animal id is #7785. I am a desexed male tan dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks i am about 4 years 6 months 3 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a data import – incoming on 01-Oct-2017.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
Seven is at risk with a New Hope Only behavior determination. He has not acclimated well to the shelter environment or to his new caretakers, and he has allowed minimal handling in the care center.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 25.125 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
New Hope Only
Medical 09/24/17: DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: ~4 years Microchip noted on Intake? History : o/s Subjective: BARH Observed Behavior Lunges and tries to bite in cage, when approached, and attempting all restraint. Had to be sedated for any handling Evidence of Cruelty seen – no Evidence of Trauma seen – no Objective P = wnl R = eupneic BCS 6/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: adult dentition with moderate dental tartar, no oral lesions noted, prognathism PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MN MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Apparently healthy Rec behavioral eval Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Telazol 0.25ml IM for sedation Prognosis: Excellent SURGERY: neutered
09/30/17: Sneezing noted on rounds board
S/O: BAR. No c/s/v/d noted in cage EENT: Eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge HL: No sneezing or coughing A: Apparently healthy P: Monitor URI tomorrow Excellent prognosis
Sneezing noted on rounds board for 2 days. Diarrhea noted on rounds board.
History: Intake 9/24-appparently healthy S/O: BAR. No c/v/d noted in cage but was sneezing. EENT: Eyes clear, no discharge, serous nasal d/c bialterally HL: No coughing. sneezing multiple times during cage exam A: CIRDC Diarrhea P: Move to iso Recheck day 5, 10 Start doxycycline 10mg/kg PO SID x10d Start metronidazole 15mg/kg PO BID x5d
vet check for diarrhea and CIRDC in ISO eating, formed stool seen BAR active a; resolving CIRDC, resolving diarrhea p; cont with current tx
KNOWN HISTORY: None 3/12/17
Neutered, Owner Surrender
SAFER ASSESSMENT: 9/23/17
Summary: Seven is difficult to remove from the kennel, lunging and snapping at the leash. He appears to be uncomfortable or afraid of the slip lead. He did not allow any handling from his caretakers. Out of concern for his stress levels and his response to restraint, we feel Seven is not a great candidate for a handling assessment at this time. Please see his owner surrender profile for a full summary of his behavior in his previous home.
Seven was brought in as a stray so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. When off leash at the Care Center, seven briefly greets a group of small male and female dogs, with a soft but nervous posture. He keeps to himself while exploring the pens.
9/24/17: Upon intake Seven was snarling and lunging at people and other animals in the lobby. When approached by the counselor he bared his teeth with his ears back.
9/24/17: During his medical examination, Seven was lunging and attempted to bite. He was sedated for any handling.
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
_X_No children (under 13)
_X_Place with a New Hope partner- Seven has not acclimated well to the kennel environment and has not allowed any handling since intake. We recommend placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification (force-free, positive reinforcement-based) and re-evaluate behavior in a stable home environment before placement into a permanent home.
_X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression – Reactivity towards other humans was noted by the previous owner (lunging, growling and attempts to bite). Because this appears to present a challenge outside of the care centers, guidance from a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly advised to assess this behavior and modify/manage as needed.
Seven is a 4 year old unneutered male mix that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Seven for 4 years but has to surrender due to owner not being home enough.
According to the owner, around strangers, Seven is nervous for a few minutes and will bark at first. Once comfortable, he plays gently with adults. He was around children ages 3, 8, and 10 for a week last year & was tolerant around them but owner did state that he would jump too hard on the children. Owner did not have any other animals in the home so behavior is unknown. Seven does not have a bite history.
When there are loud noises or a lot of people around, Seven becomes curious and tries to run over to see what is going on. He is not bothered by having his food, treats or toys taken away, being pushed off furniture, being disturbed while sleeping, or being held/restrained. When owner would try to bathe Seven or trim his nails, he would try to run away and hide. Owner stated that when unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard, Seven would bark.
For a New Family to Know:
Seven is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, pushy, excitable and independent. He has a high activity level and loves to play with squeaky toys. Seven loves to be around people in the home and would always follow the owner around from room to room and snuggle with the owner on the couch. He was fed mostly wet food brand Alpo. Owner stated that the only time Seven would eat dry food is if it was mixed together with wet food. Seven is mostly house trained and had accidents once every few months usually when he was sick. When left alone in the home, owner kept Seven in a crate for 6-8 hours a day and stated that he was well behaved in the crate. Owner did not leave him alone in the yard as he would try to go into the neighbor’s yard. Seven does not know any commands. For exercise, he was taken on brisk walks on the leash or be let out in the yard. When on the leash, Seven tends to pull very hard. Owner was unable to walk him off leash as he would run away.
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