BELLE – A1116013
Safe - 7-7-2017 Brooklyn
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My name is BELLE. My Animal ID # is A1116013.
I am a spayed female brown and white mastiff mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 06/20/2017 from NY 11224, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
07/05/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Belle A1116013 is at risk due to CIRDC diagnosis.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
07/05/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is AVERAGE, Weight 71.1 LBS.
Reweighed — 71.1lb Pyrantel — 3.5ml Given orally – Canine DAPP Product Name: Novibac 1-DAPPV Serial Number: 02121713B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date: 07/05/18
06/20/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/20/17 19:02 Bell is a brown, female large dog that was found as a stray. Officers noticed the dog tied up to a fence with no owner around. The dog was brought to ACC. Bell during intake was fearful and jumpy when scanned & collard. She allowed to be photographed but began growling in fear.
06/29/2017 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Big beauty Belle might be the girl of your dreams!! Although she can be timid if approached by people in a certain way, she is mostly just a giant mush! What she lacks in tail length she more than makes up for by wiggling her hips like a hula girl. She definitely moderates her strength when walking on leash and doesn’t pull much at all and seems to have housetraining. She sometimes needs a few tries to get it right (and a few meerkat poses), but she responds to “sit” and is very treat motivated. On a recent walk she found something extra stinky to roll in and was super cooperative when I gave her a mini-bath (and caught the zoomies afterwards!). She leans in when getting her butt scratched, makes super sweet eye contact, will briefly hang out in my lap, and is just soo sweet. She seems very eager to bond and has a lot of love to give…please come visit her at Brooklyn ACC!
06/27/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPERIENCE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: None 6/20/17 Unaltered female, stray SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/24/17 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 leans into the Assessor, eyes soft, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Or dog indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Her eyes are averted and her ears are relaxed. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Toy: 1. Minimal interest in toy, dog smells, then turns away. Summary: Belle was social and playful towards the assessor. No concerns were seen during her handling. assessment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Belle mostly keeps to herself when interacting with calm male and female dogs. Belle was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department believes that Belle would be most comfortable as the only dog in the other. Any resident dogs should be polite and respectful. All introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 6/21/17 Belle during intake was fearful and jumpy when scanned & collard. She allowed to be photographed but began growling in fear. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/21/17 Belle appeared tense during her initial medical examination. RECOMMENDATIONS: Experience (suitable for an adopter with some previous dog experience, especially with the (behaviors outlined below). _X_Recommend no dog parks: Due to Belle’s display of a lip curl when a dog greets her for longer than her comfort level, the Behavior Department recommends that Belle only be socialized in a more controlled setting. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful: The behavior department recommends allowing Belle to approach her potential new adopters at her own pace as Belle appears to easily startle upon loud noises/sudden movements. Force-free, reward based training is advised when introducing/exposing Belle to new and unfamiliar situations
06/22/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Belle mostly keeps to herself when interacting with calm male and female dogs. Belle was surrendered as a stray so her past behavior around dogs is unknown. The Behavior Department believes that Belle would be most comfortable as the only dog in the other. Any resident dogs should be polite and respectful. All introductions should be conducted slowly and be under supervision. 6/22: Belle is nervous as she greets a novel male dog with a tense face. She initially explores the pen, tolerating the male dog’s face to face greetings. When he greets her for an extended period of time, Belle displays an appropriate warning – a lip curl – indicating that she wished him to move away. 6/23: Belle displays neutral body language when greeting a novel female dog. She mostly keeps to herself as she explores the pen, tolerant the other female’s face to face greetings. 6/24: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Belle briefly interacts with them, displaying a soft body, before exploring the area.
06/21/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 2-3 yo Microchip noted on Intake? neg History : Found tied up to a fence – brought in by police Subjective: BARH. Short tail – congenital vs docked half way. Observed Behavior – Jumpy and somewhat nervous – very strong. Approach with caution. Evidence of Cruelty seen – n Evidence of Trauma seen – n Objective T = P = 80 R = eup BCS = 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear. Ears – fly strike distal tip of pinnae (approx 1 cm) – dry and crusty, no open sores or erythema. Slight black discharge distal canal L ear – did not clean – too jumpy. No nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: not done – muzzled PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, MM pk, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: intact female – no spay scar seen. No mammary masses. Prominent vulva – no discharge. MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat. Short tail – approx 10 cm long. CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Assessment Healthy 2-3 yo Staff – female intact. Fly strike both pinnae – mild Plan Did not do HWT and MC during intake – too jumpy/ scared. DO HWT, MC and clean ears during spay. Prognosis: Good. SURGERY: Okay for surgery
07/01/2017 BS NEW URI (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , behavior rating EXPERIENCE
07/01/17 CIRDC noted on rounds S/O: Q/BAR. Attention seeking. Appetite slightly decreased EENT: Eyes clear, mild mucoid nasal discharge HL: Mild cough A: CIRDC P: Rec doxycycline 400mg PO q24 x 14 days. Excellent prognosis
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