FREEDOM – A1114458
Safe - 6-14-2017 Brooklyn
My name is FREEDOM. My Animal ID # is A1114458.
I am a neutered male brown and black germ shepherd mix. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 06/06/2017 from NY 11221, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER DIED.
06/11/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Freedom A1114458 is at risk due to New Hope Only behavior. Freedom has not acclimated to the shelter environment and remains fearful, allowing minimal handling. Freedom continues to display all appropriate warning signals when uncomfortable in addition to attempting to flee upon approach.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
06/07/2017 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 86.6 LBS.
Date: 6/6/17 Canine DAPP Product Name: nobivac Serial Number: 02121713B Location of Vaccination: RFL Revaccination Date:06/20/17 ——————————
06/06/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
06/06/17 19:38 Basic info: Freedom is a 2 year old brown and black large dog who was surrendered to the ACC due to the fact his owner had died. The owner stated that she has had the dog for the past month since the owner passed away. Freedom has no known medical issues. Socialization: Owner stated that around strangers Freedom is friendly and outgoing. Freedom has been around children and he is respectful. When playing with adults Freedom is gentle. Freedom has not spent time in the home around other dogs or cats so it is unknown how he will react. Behavior: Owner stated that overall Freedom is well behaved. During fireworks and loud noises Freedom isn’t bothered. Freedom also isn’t bothered if he is restrained, pushed off the couch or disturbed while he is resting. Owner stated that Freedom doesn’t mind if you touch his food treats or toys. When someone unfamiliar approaches his house or family member he will bark. For a new family to know: Owner described Freedom as friendly affectionate and playful with a high activity level. Freedom loves to run and when at home she will follow her owner around. Freedom likes to play with balls, stuffed and squeaky toys. She also likes to play fetch and chase. Freedom has been kept mostly indoors and eats dry food. He is very much house trained and will use the bathroom outside on the grass or cement. When left alone in the house or yard Freedom is well behaved. He knows the sit, come, down, and stay commands. He is used to brisk walks on the leash and playing in the yard. When on the leash he pulls hard when off the leash he might run away.
No Web Memo
06/09/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Full profile 6/6/17 Neutered, Owner surrender (Length in previous home) Previously lived with: Adults and has been around children Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing Behavior toward children: Respectful Behavior toward dogs: Unknown Behavior toward cats: Unknown Resource guarding: None reported Bite history: None reported Housetrained: Yes Energy level/descriptors: The owner stated Freedom displays a high energy level in the household. Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 6/9/17 Toy: 1. No interest. Summary: Freedom was tense lunging, growling and barking in the kennel. He was difficult to remove from the kennel he would hide in the back. Once Freedom was out his kennel and walking in the hallway into the assessment room he was yelping with his tail tuck and attempting to flee away from the handler. PLAYGROUP: When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Freedom mostly keeps to himself with calm male and female dogs. According to Freedom’s previous guardian, Freedom has not spent time in the home around other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Freedom be placed with dogs that match his calm sociability. INTAKE BEHAVIOR 6/6/17: Unknown
MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 6/7/17: During his medical examination, Freedom was tense and difficult to handle. He needed muzzling for the rest of the exam. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13) _X_Place with a New Hope partner: While Freedom’s previous owner describes an affectionate, playful dog, he is not thriving in the shelter environment and has had a hard time with handling in the care center. He has generally given clear and protracted warnings and has not escalated to threatening behavior, but we are concerned that extra pressure may elicit higher level warnings. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Freedom up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression. Potential challenges: _X_Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Freedom has displayed fearful behavior in shelter, he displays no social behavior towards handlers and attempts to increase distance and avoid contact. Because he is so uncomfortable, Benny does not tolerate any form of human-touch and has attempted to bite upon direct contact.
06/08/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with dogs at the Care Center, Freedom mostly keeps to himself with calm male and female dogs. According to Freedom’s previous guardian, Freedom has not spent time in the home around other dogs. The Behavior Department recommends that Freedom be placed with dogs that match his calm sociability. 6/8-6/9: Freedom displays neutral body language when greeting a novel female dog. He is slightly nervous when she greets him face to face -displaying a genital check- and mostly keeps to himself as he explores. 6/10- 6/11: Freedom greets a novel male dog briefly before keeping to himself as he explores.
06/07/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam 6/7/17 Estimated age: ~2yrs, neutered male Microchip noted on Intake? 0075480A3 History : Owner surrender (by family member after original owner passed away) Subjective: Observed Behavior – BAR. Active, tense, difficult to handle, struggled against handling and muzzle Evidence of Cruelty seen – No Evidence of Trauma seen – No Objective P = WNL R = WNL BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Teeth clean H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic 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: Apparently healthy Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC Prognosis: Excellent
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
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Generated on Jun 11 2017 6:00PM
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