MISSY – 15218
Urgent - Foster Home
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MISSY – 15218
**NOT AT SHELTER – TEMPORARILY IN ACC FOSTER** FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: accf[email protected]
Intake Date : 5/15/18 Intake Type: Return
Medical Behavior: Green Age: 3 years Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 84 lbs
DVM Intake Exam; Estimated age: Reported 3.5 years – exam is consistent with this; Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned POSITIVE; Microchip Number (If Applicable): 985112004515695; History : Owner surrender. Has been seen at ACC in the past. Otitis externa – chronic signs in AS. Blood in urine noted on intake. Subjective: Alert, walks well on leash; Observed Behavior – Tense, jumps away when touched and snaps. Muzzled for exam. Objective ; BAR, MMs pink, BCS 5/9; EENT: Eyes clear. AS mild discharge, moderate stenosis, mild lichenification. No nasal or ocular discharge noted. Oral Exam: Unable to examine due to behavior and muzzle. PLN: No significant enlargements noted; H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic; ABD: Tense, not distended, no masses palpated; U/G: Female, ventral abdominal scar palpable, spay tattoo viewed previously; MSI: Ventral neck is erythematous and alopecic. Skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat.; CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities; Rectal: Normal externally; Assessment: 1. Hx chronic otitis – today possible mild flare 2. Recent hx hematuria – R/O UTI vs. stones vs. other cause; 3. Neck irritation likely from collar; Prognosis: Fair
Plan: 1. CBC/chem/UA 2. Cleaned ear and administered Claro today 3. Place sign on kennel saying “do not leave my collar on when in my kennel”
CBC/chem completely unremarkable. Hct 49.3%; WBC 10.93 k/ul; Plt 293 k/ul; Glu 107 mg/dl; BUN/creat 14/1.1; T. prot 6.5 g/dl; ASSESSMENT: Hematuria – no sign of systemic infection. R/O bladder stones vs. early UTI. PLAN: Evaluate UA results once available
Radiographic interpretation — 2 abdominal views ; Good alignment. The vertebra are well-aligned with no abnormal spacing noted. The stomach is dilated and contains ingesta; it is appropriate in location. The liver appears slightly rounded. The tail of the spleen appears normal in size and location. The intestines appear normal in size and location. The urinary bladder is visible and there is no evidence of radioopaque urinary stones within it or the visible portion of the urinary tract. Urinalysis — Cocci present, too numerous to count. proteinuria; struvite crystals present. A ; UTI ; crystalluria ; plan: sedated rads — 0.56ml butorphanol, 0.69ml dexdomitor IM. ; antisedan 0.69ml IM ; C/D diet ; clavamox 375mg PO q12h x 7 days ; rimadyl 100mg tablet — give 1/2 tablet PO q12h x 2days
A Little Bit About Me…
A volunteer writes: It’s always nice to see a familiar face, though sometimes also bittersweet. Such is the case with 3.5 year-old Missy whose sweet face I first saw in December. But really who could forget a face like that? More of a light that could never not shine. And though I knew Missy only through her photos, her palpable happiness stayed with me. A cheerful cherub, a chunky monkey, a girl who’d make anyone smile. The Missy I meet in May in Manhattan is still beautiful that is for sure. And though no longer a chunky monkey, now thin, her cinnamon coat slightly frayed, she is gentle and calm, greeting me with a low and slow wag, and hops easily down from her kennel. We head out to the park and Missy trots just ahead, head down, eyes focused, ready for what the day brings. And when we find a park bench and settle in for sun and breeze, Missy sits at my feet and stares straight to the sky, missing the bustle around her. She is happy to sit with me, leaning into pets and scratches. And when I find the right spot at the base of her tail even sets her back toes to tapping. But despite the sun and the breeze, the pets and the scratches, Missy’s eyes never move far from the distance. And as long as I look and as hard as I try, I’m not able to see her smile. We stay there a while, and I think back to those photos, back to that grin that was more than contagious. And suddenly, with her back toes tapping, Missy turns her head ’round towards me. And when the light hits her eyes I see it live and in person. A light that could never not shine. Missy would do best with an experienced family who’ll give her the time, dedication, and care she deserves, one who’ll ensure she never loses her smile. And while I’d always welcome the sight of such a gorgeous, familiar face, I’d be happiest to see it again through cheery photos. And somehow I know I’ll be smiling. Missy is waiting in adoptions at Manhattan ACC.
Details on my behavior are…
Date of intake: 15-May-2018
Spay/Neuter status: Yes
Means of surrender (length of time in previous home): Owner Surrender (In home for 5 months)
Previously lived with: An adult
Behavior toward strangers: Friendly and outgoing
Behavior toward dogs: Friendly and respectful
Resource guarding: None reported
Bite history: None reported
Energy level/descriptors: Missy is described as as friendly, affectionate, and playful with a medium energy.
Date of assessment: 16-May-2018
Look: 1. Dog holds gaze with soft eyes, soft body. 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 or squinty, 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. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins.
Paw squeeze 1: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Paw squeeze 2: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back.
Toy: 1. Dog settles down close to chew, will relinquish toy to you.
Summary: Missy approached the assessor with a soft body. She was social throughout the assessment, allowed all handling, and displayed no concerning behaviors.
Summary (1): Missy is social with other dogs and tolerates most behaviors. She explores the yard, occasionally checking in with the group. Missy was brought in as a stray so her behavior around other dogs is unknown. However she was at the Care Center in 2014 and when off leash with other dogs she was a little fearful, body low and tail tucked when being sniffed. She did not engage in play and distances herself when other dogs try to interact. The Behavior Department recommends that Missy be placed in a home with resident dogs that are respectful and match her calm sociability.
12/03: When off leash at the Care Center, Missy greets the male helper dog with a soft posture. She exchanges a few sniffs then mostly wanders the yard, keeping to herself.
12/04: In a group of calm male and female dogs, Missy tolerates a sexually motivated male, spinning and bouncing away from him, but mostly wanders the yard, checking in with the other dogs occasionally.
12/05: Missy greet multiple dogs with a soft body. She tolerates most inappropriate behaviors, and handles herself by walking away.
12/06-12/13: Missy is able to handle sexually motivated males by soliciting gentle play and engaging quick spin around.
Summary (2): MACC 5/16/17: Missy keeps mostly to herself when approached by the male helper dog.
Summary (3): 5/17: Missy greets calm dogs politely. She is stiff bodied when greeting a select male dog but wanders away.
Summary (4): 5/20: Missy keeps only to herself.
Summary (5): 5/21: Missy opens up and solicits brief play.
Date of intake: 15-May-2018
Summary: Missy has a loose body and she was wagging her tail.
Date of initial: 5-Dec-2017
Summary: Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling
ENERGY LEVEL: Missy is described as having a medium level of activity.
BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION: AVERAGE (suitable for an adopter with an average amount of dog experience)
H – Healthy
Hello, my name is Missy. My animal id is #15218. I am a desexed female tan dog at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center. The shelter thinks I am about 3 years 1 weeks old.
I came into the shelter as a stray on 02-Dec-2017.
Missy is at risk due to being diagnosed with Canine Upper Respiratory Disease Complex and will likely require home rest and a series of antibiotics for up to 14 days. This is a contagious illness to other dogs. Missy has been friendly and easy to handle since she has been here.
Let’s get to know each other a bit more…
A volunteer writes: This pretty little (well, not that little! She could stand a bit of exercise!) lady wagged her tail and seemed to be smiling when I approached her cage. Missy’s sweet, crinkly face and flip-floppy ears really make her look like she’s smiling at you with everything she’s got! Missy was so excited to go outside that she did pull on the leash a bit, but calmed down outside although this happy, curious girl does try to follow her favorite people around whenever she sees them. In fact, she was so happy to see one of her favorite staff members on our walk today that she had no interest in playing ball! Missy loves ear scratches and pets, is social with other dogs, and is looking for her forever home! Come and meet her today at the Brooklyn ACC.
My medical notes are…
Weight: 84 lbs
Details on my behavior are…
Behavior Condition: 1. Green
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