MURPHY aka TYRAEL – A1122261
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My name is MURPHY. My Animal ID # is A1122261.
I am a neutered male brown and white labrador retr mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 09/01/2017 from NY 10308, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
09/18/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Murphy A1122261 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a bite history to a child in the home. He has been aloof but easy to handle in the care center, but bit in the home when he was pulled by the collar and when an item was taken from his mouth. Due to this bite history we recommend placement with a New Hope partner at this time.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
09/13/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 52.4 LBS.
re wt- 52.4lbs
09/01/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
09/01/17 15:34 Basic Information: Murphy is a 2 year old neutered male that has no past or current medical issues that the owner is aware of. Owner has had Murphy for 3 weeks but had to return due to child conflict. Socialization: According to the owner, around strangers Murphy will sometimes growl at strangers until the owner says to stop then he will get wiggly and try to jump on everyone to say hi. He has been around a 4 year old and 6 year old and was respectful around both children. Owner did not have any other pets in the home so behavior is unknown. Murphy does have a bite history with the most recent bite being 9/1/17. Behavior: Murphy is not bothered when someone takes away his toys, being disturbed while sleeping, and being held/restrained. When someone would try to take away Murphy’s food, he would growl. Owner has never tried to bathe him or trim his nails so behavior is unknown. When unfamiliar people would approach the home or yard, Murphy will bark. For a New Family to Know: Murphy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful and excitable. He has a medium activity level and likes to play with balls and kongs. In the home, he liked to follow the owner around from room to room. He was kept mostly indoors and is house trained. Owner was able to leave Murphy alone in the home or yard and stated that he would sometimes dig in the yard but other than that was well behaved. Owner fed Murphy both wet and dry food in the home brand Pedigree. Murphy is crate trained and would have access to go in and out of the crate throughout the day. He knows the cues sit and come. For exercise, he was taken on brisk walks on the leash and be let out in the yard to play. When on the leash, Murphy does not pull. Owner has never tried to walk him off leash so behavior is unknown. Behavior during intake: Murphy had a loose and wiggly body during intake and was jumping on the counselor giving kisses. Counselor was able to scan for a mc, collar and take a picture without any issues.
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09/08/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
CANINE BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT for MURPHY A1122261 KNOWN HISTORY: None Date of intake: 8/16/2017 (first stay in the shelter) Unaltered male, stray Full profile Date of Intake: 9/1/17 (second stay in the shelter) Neutered male, returned adoption (in home for 3 weeks) Previously lived with: Adults, children (ages 4 & 6) Behavior toward strangers: Growls at first, then jumps up to say “hi” Behavior toward children: Respectful Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Growls when his food is removed. Bite history: Yes. Murphy bit a 4-year-old child twice in one week. One bite was to the hand when the child tried to take a ball from Murphy’s mouth. This bite left one puncture and was treated at a doctor’s office. The other bite occurred when the child was yelling at Murphy to get off the couch, and then grabbed Murphy’s collar to push him off. Murphy growled when being yelled at, then bit the child on the forearm when his collar was grabbed. This was a bite-and-release, left broken skin, and was treated at the doctor’s office. Housetrained: Yes. Energy level/descriptors: Murphy is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable, with a medium activity level. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: Date of assessment 8/17/2017 Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted, aloof. He 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 high and flagging, open mouth. Tag: 2. Dog is not fearful, but is unresponsive to the Assessor, becomes playful end of game. Squeeze 1 / 2: 2. Dog pulls back paw Toy: 1. Minimal interest in Toy, dog sniffs as if interested, does not fully engage Summary: Murphy was a bit tense upon entering assessment area, somewhat aloof throughout, tolerated handling without issue. This aloof behavior has been noted during interactions with enrichment staff as well.
PLAYGROUP According to Murphy’s previous owner, Murphy did not socialize with other dogs. Due to Murphy’s DOH status, a muzzle was placed on him before he entered the pens. Murphy displayed a neutral posture, and allowed the novel female dog to sniff his genitals. He did not approach the other. During his seconds session after being released from his hold, Murphy interacted in a group of calm male and female dogs. He was a little nervous- hackles raised- but was tolerate of muzzle licks and prolonged face to face greets. Otherwise he mostly explored the yard. INTAKE BEHAVIOR: Date of intake: 9/1/17 At intake, Murphy was loose and wiggly, soliciting attention by jumping on the counselor. He allowed scanning, collaring, and photographing without issue. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Date of initial 9/2/17 During his most recent veterinary examination, Murphy allowed all handling but showed signs of fear (tense, stiff, head-flipped with wide eyes). ENERGY LEVEL: Murphy is described by his previous owner as having a medium energy level, which matches what has been seen in the care center. He will benefit from daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend daily walks, runs, exercise, and play. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13)- Due to Murphy’s multiple-bite history of a child in his previous home, we strongly caution against placement into a future home with children. This is for Murphy’s comfort as well as for the safety of the children in the home. _X_ Place with a New Hope partner- Due to the multiple-bite history of a child we recommend New Hope placement into an adult-only home at this time. Potential challenges: _X_Basic manners – During his handling assessment, Murphy would jump up onto handler at times, seemingly affectionate but also a bit unsure. It is recommended that default behaviors such as “Leave it”, “Sit/Stay”, “Down” are reinforced to substitute any frustration and teach him?to control his?impulses instead of simply reacting. Force-free, reward based positive reinforcement training only is recommended. _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression – Murphy bit a child in his previous home twice in two different circumstances (see Bite history notes in the Known History section above). Murphy appears uncomfortable with overhandling, shouting, or having items removed directly from his mouth.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
09/02/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam 9/2/17 Estimated age: ~2yrs, neutered Microchip noted on Intake? Yes 987020021131294 History : Return adoption after incident with child Subjective: Observed Behavior – BARH. Allowed all handling but during exam became very tense, stiff, turned around quickly with wide eye Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 3-4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Pink mm, teeth clena PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated; tense U/G: Neutered MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment: Thin BCS Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent
08/22/2017 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
Subjective: pre-neuter exam Objective BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, only one testicle palpated MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, wound with notch at tip of right ear pinna covered with scab CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment cryptorchid underweight- R/O starvation vs Gi disease s renal disease vs liver disease vs other; gained weight since last exam wound- R/O trauma vs other; healing Plan neuter today
Generated on Sep 18 2017 6:00PM
MALE, BROWN / WHITE, LABRADOR RETR MIX, 2 yrs
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition EXAM REQ Intake Date 08/16/2017, From NY 10309, DueOut Date 08/19/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2 years History : stray; not eating Subjective: Observed Behavior – friendly wound at ear pinna Objective BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mild dental calc PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: MI, only one testicle palpated MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, wound at tip of right ear pinna covered with scab and dried blood CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Assessment cryptorchid underweight- R/O starvation vs Gi disease s renal disease vs liver disease vs other not eating- R/O stressed vs GI disease vs renal disease vs liver disease vs other wound- R/O trauma vs other Plan ate canned cat food well monitor appetite and weight give convenia injection 2.2 mls SQ Prognosis: good SURGERY: Okay for surgery
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