WINTER – A1102992
Safe - 2-21-2017 Brooklyn
My name is WINTER. My Animal ID # is A1102992.
I am a neutered male white and gray alaskan husky mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 02/05/2017 from NY 11377, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
AT RISK MEMO
No At Risk Memo
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/05/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 69.9 LBS.
Heartworm test negative No RV given due to DOH status. 4cc Activyl applied 3.5cc Pyrantel given in food
02/05/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
02/05/17 15:13 Basic information: Winter is an Alaskan Husky who was surrendered due to him having behavior issues with biting. Winter has no Medical issues and is 10 years old. Socialization: Around strangers Winter is friendly, and plays gently and exuberantly. Winter has never been around children, other dogs or cats so it is unknown how he will react to being around them. Winter has bitten people recently and at random times throughout her life usually unprovoked. Behavior: Winter is not bothered by loud sounds such as fireworks or thunderstorms. Winter’s previous owner did not attempt to touch his food or bowl while he was eating or trim his nails so it is unknown how he will react to those events. If someone attempts to take a treat or toy away Winter will bite. If someone pushes/pulls Winter off of the furniture he will growl. Winter is friendly if someone disturbs him while he is resting, gives him a bath, or brushes his coat. If an unfamiliar person approaches Winter’s family or home he will be friendly toward them. For a new Family to Know: Winter is described as friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a low to medium activity level. When at home Winter will follow around his owner and likes to stay in his favorite spot. Winter likes to play with balls, kongs and squeaky toys. Winter has been kept indoors only and was fed dry food from the brand Science Diet. Winter is house trained and rarely has any accidents. Winter is well behaved when left at home alone. Winter was crate trained but doesn’t need it now. Winter knows the command sit and pulls lightly on a leash.
No Web Memo
02/15/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: 02/05/17 Neutered, Owner Surrender Previously lived with: Adults Behavior toward strangers: Friendly, playful, exuberant Behavior toward children: Unknown Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: Yes, Winter is reported to snap over toys and treats Bite history: Yes, Winter bit victim on the hand when petting Winter resulting in puncture wounds and torn skin. Winter is also reported to have a previous bite history though no details provided. Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: Friendly, affectionate, playful, and excitable with a low to medium activity level Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 2/15/17 Summary: Due to the uncomfortability Winter has displayed in the care center with up close handling, in addition to his known bite history, a SAFER assessment will not be conducted at this time as a safety concern as well as concern for his stress level. PLAYGROUP: 02/14/17 Due to Winter’s DOH status, a muzzle was placed on him for his introduction to a novel female dog. He displays neutral body language when greeting her, then keeps to himself as he explores the pen. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 02/05/17 During his initial medical examination, Winter allowed all handling. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to the severity of his previous bite, in addition to known bite history, we recommend Winter be placed with a responsible foster home who can assess and appropriate/safely manage and modify any concerning behavior Winter displays with dogs outside of the shelter environment. We cannot be certain if any other behaviors are suppressed as a result of her environment. Force-free, reward based training is advised. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: We cannot be certain whether any guarding or possessive behavior may appear in a home environment, but we recommend adopters comfortable with safe management and modification of guarding behavior in case it does. _X_Basic manners/Poor impulse control _X_Handling/touch sensitivity _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression
02/14/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
According to Winter’s previous owner, Winter has never been around other dogs. 2/14: Due to Winter’s DOH status, a muzzle was placed on him for his introduction to a novel female dog. He displays neutral body language when greeting her, then keeps to himself as he explores the pen.
02/05/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan positive: 102*353*870 BAR – muzzled as precaution but appears friendly, nuzzles on people, allowed all medical handling EENT: Eyes clear OU; Ears clean AU. Dorsal nasal planum dry and ulcerated with scant serous nasal discharge (appears inflammatory response to inflamed skin, not infectious). No oral exam d/t muzzle PLN WNL Abd snp/nmp H/L auscult WNL GHC; BCS 7/9; amb x4 Few fatty dermal masses – at ventral abdomen, right axillary region and ventral thorax Resistent to extension of hips – no crepitus on flexion/extension of hind limbs AA 10 yo MN Husky Suspect lipomas Slightly overweight Ulcerated nasal planum – r/o abrasion/self trauma vs other Otherwise appears very healthy P: No medical treatment necessary DOH hold for bite history Reco behavioral assessment, appears friendly Prognosis good
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