BELLE – A1073874
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My name is BELLE. My Animal ID # is A1073874.
I am a female gray pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/16/2016 from NY 10304, owner surrender reason stated was ABANDON. I came in with Group/Litter #K16-057575.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/30/2016 Exam Type CAGE EXAM – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 46.2 LBS.
BAR OU serous discharge no other uri signs rx tab out bid x 7d
05/16/2016 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/16/16 12:25 Surrenderer explained that her neighbors moved out 3 days ago and left the dogs (came in with Ariel A1073875). She stated that the whole apartment was empty. The surrenderer explained that she has no contact information for them as she has never even spoken to them. Dog appeared friendly upont intake.
05/31/2016 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Belle was brought to the shelter after she and her housemate where found abandoned in a vacant building. Belle was shy at first but has since warmed up nicely. Belle loves to be out of her kennel. When taken into the play yard she immediately does her “business” and is ready to play; after that she is all about getting some well deserved love. Belle has the most beautiful gray coat and light brown eyes. If your interested in adopting Belle please come to Staten Island ACC and meet her.
06/30/2016 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
6/30 update: Belle has shown concerning on-leash reactivity toward other dogs while in the care center, see group beahvior entry for more detailed information. She also exhibits these behaviors while in her kennel and walking past other dogs; she barks, lunges and growls and is unable to be distracted. Belle has stopped engaging and socializing with handlers and has solely been focused on pulling toward other dogs while in a heightened state of arousal. The behavior department recommends Belle go to an experienced adopter who can further follow up on her behaviors with other dogs. It is recommended she leave the shelter environment as quickly as possible so as to not further rehearse these behaviors. 6/26 SAFER: Belle came into our center along with a pug after a neighbor reported they were left behind in a vacant apartment. She was friendly and allowed all handling during intake and her initial medical exam. Belle walked well on leash for her relief walk, no pulling. She was friendly and sociable upon entering SAFER assessment room. Belle held gaze for three full seconds during Look item, body soft. She stood still and accepted the touch during Sensitivity item, tail wag, open mouth. Belle followed at the end of the leash for Tag game, a bit distracted. She did not pull her paw back on both Squeeze attempts, sniffed assessor’s hand on the first Squeeze. Belle playfully engaged with Toy, kept a firm grip with loose body. Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Dog holds gaze for three full seconds. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is wagging with relaxed body posture, open mouth Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body soft, a bit distracted Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not pull back paw, sniffs hand Toy 1. Dog playfully engages, keeps a firm grip, body loose. She does not place her body between you and the toy. Dog-dog: When greeted by a playful male, Belle offers multiple corrections and does not engage. Belle appears to enjoy a more low key playgroup. She has no interest in play
05/20/2016 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Belle has been able to co-exist in an off-leash setting with other dogs, but has not been observed to be particualrly sociable toward them, nor has she displayed interest in play. However, Belle becomes tense and aroused when a dog passes by the pens, barking and running alongside and is unable to be distracted. At this time, Belle should be given time to adjust to life outside of the care center before a new home should follow up on introducing her to other dogs. Belle arrived into ACC’s care with another dog, however with no background infortmation on their relationship or history. 5/20: When off leash with other dogs, Belle was polite when greeting a social male but was not interested in play. She offered appropriate corrections when approached by the same male dog, she would often explore the yard and seek human attention. 5/20 update Belle continues to show no interest in play, she is tolerant, often explored the yard and would seek handlers attention. 5/24 update Belle rushes in to greet the helper dog. She was a bit pushy and show to take handlers corrections. Belle did not engage in play and would often explore the yard with the company of another dog. 5/26 – 5/27 update Belle continues to be polite when greeting a social male, she is tolerant when he gets a bit pushy and appears to enjoy the doggy pool! 5/31 update When greeted by a social female on leash, Bella air snapped at her and was pulled away before an escalation could occur. Off leash with a social male, Belle is tolerant of pushy behavior but does not engage in any play. 6/1 – 6/2 update Belle continues to be uninterested in play when it is offered. She enjoys exploring the yard and soliciting handlers attention. She also will offer appropriate corrections. 6/3 update Belle continues to explore the yard with the company of a male dog. 6/9 – 6/10 update Belle did not engage in any play today, she explores the yard with a social male. 6/11 update Belle continues to explore the yard and often solicit handlers attention. 6/15 – 6/16 update Belle continues to exhibit these behaviors when off leash with other dogs. 6/17 update When greeted by a playful male, Belle offers multiple corrections and does not engage. Belle appears to enjoy a more low key playgroup. She has no interest in play. Manhattan Care Center: 6/28, 6/29: Belle does not greet or approach the helper dog, and instead is more interested in exploring her surroundings.
05/16/2016 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
microchip scan negative female; no spay scar seen approximately 3.5 yrs old BARH conjunctivitis OU; cleaned both eyes and applied TAB ointment no nasal discharge ears are clean mild dental tartar minor hair loss on right pinna 49lbs; BCS: 3/5 mild dermatitis on limbs very friendly, allowed all handling VC scheduled for tomorrow
06/30/2016 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
BAR OU serous discharge no other uri signs rx tab out bid x 7d
Generated on Jun 30 2016 6:00PM
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