STERLING – A1067958
Gone - 4-4-2016 Brooklyn
My name is STERLING. My Animal ID # is .
I am a male black and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 1 MONTH old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/18/2016 from NY 11418, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/02/2016 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 48.2 LBS.
reweigh: 48.2 Administered DA2PP and CIV
03/18/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/18/16 20:48 Sterling was found tied to his finder’s fence. The finder tried to keep Sterling in his home to find him a home, but both his dog and Sterling were hard barking and attempted to fight once in the home (no one broke skin). He was able to collar Sterling and bring him to the care center. One on One, Sterling was reported to be hyper, yet very social and allowed the finder to pet and play with him. Durning intake, Sterling was wiggly and social to all of the humans. When another pit bull passed by he became stiff, started to hard bark and attemtped to lunge towards the dog. He began to start snipping the air around him. Once he came into a room away from other dogs he began to relax stayed loose and wiggly. He allowed the counselor to collar, scan for microchip (-), and place in the kennel
No Web Memo
03/30/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Sterling came to us as a stray so we do not have any behavior information other than what has been observed while at the shelter. Sterling pulled very strongly during his relief walk, so we recommend future adopters use a harness when walking him. Sterling allowed the assessor to conduct all of the tactile items of the assessment without displaying any signs of aggression. Sterling does seem to have a very rapid level of arousal and displayed this during the tag interaction. During this interaction Sterling rushed toward the assessor very quickly and jumped very strongly to attempt to mouth the leash twice before settling. He did calm quickly after the tag item was completed. Sterling displayed some concerning behavior during the toy test taking the toy away with stiff body language and then growling when the assessor attempted to take it away with the assess-a-hand. Due Sterling’s state of over arousal and his possible possessiveness over toys, we recommend a home with an experienced owner and no children. Look: 1. Dog’s eyes are averted. His ears are back, his tail is down, and he has a relaxed body posture. Dog allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is neutral, body a bit tense, mouth closed, lip long, ears back. Tag: 3. Dog immediately responds with high energy and movement. He rushes toward the assessor any jumps very strongly to attempt to grab the leash, body language is tense, but he de-escalates quickly. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back. Toy 1: 4. Dog freezes and growls. 4/3 update: Sterling’s leash biting behavior appears to have become less severe and he has not shown this behavior while being walked or interacted with in the last few days. However, due to the rapid escalation and over-arousal that have been seen previously, as well as his reactivity toward other dogs, he is unlikely to thrive in a kennel environment. It is in Sterling’s best interest to move into a stable home environment as quickly as possible.
03/22/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
As soon as Sterling is let into the pen he charges directly at the helper dog on the other side of the gate, lowers his body, lunges and bites in her direction in the small gap between the fence and the gate. Due to this behavior, Sterling is muzzled and allowed to approach again but the behavior he was displaying only intensified at the gate and the decision to not allow him to be in physical contact with the helper dog was made and his session was ended.
03/19/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative M; 1 YO; 43.4 LB Very playful and active; wants attention; mild restraint required due to being hyper trying to play Healing abrasion on scrotum; appears painful; vet check scheduled EEN clear Coat clear BARH NOSF
03/29/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
03/29/16 11:49 VC: Recheck scrotal dermatitis S/O: BAR, active. Scrotum has mild erythema, and a scab from previously noted abrasion is intact, dry and contracting well. A: Resolving scrotal abrasion and dermatitis.ok to d/c gentaspray at this time. Prognosis: Excellent 03/24/16 16:29 VC: Recheck scrotum S/O: Scrotum appears more inflammed than previously. A: Scrotal dermatitis P: Start gentaspray x 5 days, placed e-collar
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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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