SHA – A1070055
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My name is SHA. My Animal ID # is A1070055.
I am a male tan and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 7 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/12/2016 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/12/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 83.1 LBS.
4.0 cc activyl applied topically 8.3 cc pyrantel given in food
04/12/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/12/16 08:57 Basic Information: Sha is a American pit bull mix who likes to play and hop around. Socialization: Around strangers Sha is very alert and doesn’t play. Sha has lived with children ages 12 and 13; around them he was relaxed and played exuberantly. Sha lived with two other small dogs who he was playful around but somewhat rough. Sha also lived with an iguana but he did not pay any attention to it. Sha has never bitten another person or animal. Behavior: Sha tend to use the bathroom indoors and will chew on walls and pushes on doors. Sha’s previous care taker did not attempt to give Sha a bath, trim his nails/ touch paws, brush his coat or hold/restrain him so it is unknown how Sha will react to these events. Sha is friendly when someone touches his food or bowl while he is eating, takes a treat away, or takes a toy/obect away. Sha will bark is an unfamiliar person approaches Sha’s family or home. Sha is also friendly when he is disturbed while he is resting. For a New Familiy to Know: Sha is described as playful, confident, pushy, excitable, independent and anxious with a high activity level. Sha will follow around his owner and was kept indoors. Sha was fed dry food from the brand Alpo twice a day. Sha seems house trained bu has accidents daily. Sha will destroy doors and walls when left alone in his house. Sha knows the commands drop it and leave it. Sha likes to go on slow walks on a leash and doesn’t pull. Sha usually goes to the bathroom on the grass. Intake Behavior: Sha was not able to be handled by staff due to him growling at staff when they approached.
A volunteer writes: I can’t help but feel a strong affinity for Sha. It isn’t based on anything rational — we haven’t really met yet. Mostly it’s based on how his tongue always peeks out of his mouth and how I think his eyes look kind. A big, middle aged boy that’s had the rug pulled out from under his paws and is coping with it by curling up on his bed, trembling and refusing to leave his cage. Our relationship has only recently progressed from me throwing chicken nuggets his way (he would wince, maybe sensing my horrible aim) to now eventually meeting me at the front where he’ll take them gently from my hand and make soft eye contact. His family left him at a neighbor’s house when they moved states away and never came back for him. When I put a leash on him he gets one paw outside the door and then retreats when his neighbor starts barking loudly. So I can’t tell you much about him beyond the sweet vibes I get from our cage dates, but his keeper left some insight. He is said to be uncomfortable with strangers (and clearly the safest place in a strange place filled with strangers is your cage!), but has lived with older children, smaller dogs, and even an iguana! He might be prone to destructive tendencies and need more housetraining, but he doesn’t have a history of guarding and is friendly if you disturb him while he’s snoozin’. If and when we do get to really meet, there won’t be any crushed expectations; I’ve already (irrationally) decided that he’s sensitive and sweet, expect he’ll need some work, and, most importantly, know he deserves a chance to become again the dog that loves to play and hop around.
04/15/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sha came to us after being left at a neighbor’s house and was never picked over the course of a month. According to the neighbor Sha is very alert around strangers and doesn’t play with them. He spent some time with a 12 and 13 year old reportedly being relaxed and playful with them. Sha is not house trained and tends to eliminate in the home, so he will need to be house trained. Upon intake Sha was unable to be handled by staff as he would growl at them when approached. During his medical exam he had to be restrained and was recorded to be very nervous and attempt to bite. In kennel Sha can be seen with very fearful body language near the back of his kennel. Once approached he will begin to growl, and will begin to body tremble as well. If attempting to place the slip lead on him, he will sometimes snap at it and have a crouched body position. Once the slip lead is on he will not walk or leave his kennel. Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter Due to the behavior demonstrated in the shelter, stress level concerns, and safety a behavior assessment will not be conducted at this time. We recommend Sha go to a New Hope partner who can provide a calm and structured environment and behavior modification at this time. We have not be able to safely remove Sha from his kennel in order to bring him to playgroup. He continues to remain curled in a ball, trembling, growling with a low head. He is able to be leashed but he will not stand up to walk. We will continue to try.
04/14/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
We have not be able to safely remove Sha from his kennel in order to bring him to playgroup. He continues to remain curled in a ball, trembling, growling with a low head. He is able to be leashed but he will not stand up to walk. We will continue to try.
04/12/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan negative Sex : male-intect Age : approximately 7 yrs BARH Body weight: 83.10 lbs and overwt. ear,eyes and nose is clear teeth : dental disease,moderate staining and dental tartar —checked Dr. 0844 ear mites negative flea negative nervous and try to bite ambx4 NOSF
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For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
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