SIMBA – A1111935
Safe - 6-7-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Rescue Dogs Rock NYC Please honor your pledges: http://rescuedogsrocknyc.org/donate/
My name is SIMBA. My Animal ID # is A1111935.
I am a neutered male brown and black pomeranian mix. The shelter thinks I am about 11 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a RETURN on 05/23/2017 from NY 10025, owner surrender reason stated was BITEPEOPLE.
06/06/2017 AT RISK MEMO
Simba A1111935 is at risk for a New Hope Only behavior determination, including a multiple bite history. He was released for rescue placement only after the bite hold.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/27/2017 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 14.6 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT- 14.6 LBS
05/23/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/23/17 14:31 Simba is a ten month old brown Pomeranian mix. He was surrendered by his owner due to behaviors Simba began to display in the home. Simba was adopted from ACC and was with his owner for about a week. Simba does not have any medical issues. Simba has lived with a fifteen year old child and several adults in the home. Simba will hard bark and lunge at small children, owner stated when he is introduced to small children his body will tense and he will lunge. Simba will bark and growl at other dogs while on walks both large and small, owner stated she would walk Simba three to four times a day. He is not housetrained and will have accidents indoors; owner stated he would urinate in the home and occasionally on the pee pads. Simba is very vocal in the home and barks a lot according to owner. Simba lived with a cat and owner stated he was tolerant and relaxed around the cat. He has bitten humans and tried to bite another dog but did not break skin. Simba is fed three times a day and is fed Science Diet dry food. Simba will growl and move away if food is taken away from him. Simba is fearful of rapid movements and will bark and retreat. Simba will follow his owner around and will jump up and solicit attention from his family members. Counselor did not handle due to nature of intake.
No Web Memo
05/28/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Limited Profile 5/23/17 Neuter status, surrender (In previous home for one week) Previously lived with: Adults, a teenager (age fifteen), and a cat Behavior toward strangers: Behavior toward children: Hard barks and lunges at small children Behavior toward dogs: Barks and growls at dogs while on walks Behavior toward cats: Tolerant and relaxed Resource guarding: Yes, he will growl if food is taken away from him Bite history: Yes, Simba has bitten five people. The first bite was to the owner when she startled him in the middle of the night. The second and third bites were also to the owner when he was lunging at other dogs and she attempted to take him away from them. The other two bites were to people at the vet’s office when they were examining him. These bites resulted in broken skin but did not require medical care. Housetrained: No Energy level/descriptors: Other notes: SAFER ASSESSMENT: 5/28/17 Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag: 1. Follows at end of leash, body soft. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Toy: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. Summary: Simba displayed no concerning behaviors on his assessment. DOG-DOG INTERACTION ASSESSMENT: Summary PLAYGROUP: Summary INTAKE BEHAVIOR MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: 5/23/17 During his initial medical, Simba was social and active. ENERGY LEVEL: We have no history on Simba so we cannot be certain of his behavior in a home environment. However, he is a young, enthusiastic, social dog who will need daily mental and physical activity to keep him engaged and exercised. We recommend long-lasting chews, food puzzles, and hide-and-seek games, in additional to physical exercise, to positively direct his energy and enthusiasm. RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only
RECOMMENDATIONS: New Hope Only _X_No children (under 13): Due to the owner’s report that Simba lunges at children, as well as his multiple bite history, we recommend an adult only home. _X_Place with a New Hope partner: Due to all noted concerns displayed in a home environment, the behavior department recommends Simba be placed with a New Hope placement partner who is able to provide an experienced adult-only foster home. A period of decompression is recommended to allow Simba to acclimate comfortably to his new environment; force-free, reward based training only is advised when introducing Simba to new and unfamiliar situations. Consultation with a professional trainer/behaviorist is highly recommended for guidance to safely manage/modify any behavior Simba presents with outside of the care centers. Potential challenges: _X_Resource guarding: Simba’s previous owner notes that he may growl if food is taken from him. We recommend that Simba be left along while eating, and that food guarding behavior modification steps (available at ASPCApro.org) be utilized if this behavior is problematic in his future home. Nothing should ever be taken directly out of Simba’s mouth, and any time something is removed he should be rewarded with a high value treat or toy. He should be taught the “drop” cue and trade-up games. _X_Multiple-bite history/risk of future aggression: Simba has a multiple-bite history and escalates quickly to snapping and biting, so this is an established behavior. Simba needs careful behavior modification and management to prevent future bites. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods for Simba as more aversive techniques are likely to increase fear and increase the risk of aggression. _X_On-leash reactivity/barrier frustration: Previous owner reported that Simba reacts to other dogs and children passerby on leash, lunging towards them, barking and growling. Simba may need positive reinforcement, reward based training to teach him to look at you rather than other dogs and novel stimuli that may startle him. We recommend a front clip harness or head halter to help manage this behavior.
05/14/2017 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Simba was surrender as a stray, so his past behavior with other dogs is unknown. 5/14: When off leash at the Care Center, Simba initially greets the other dogs at the gate, with hard barks and frustration. The pen door is open, and Simba displays a nervous posture with both novel male and female dogs. He keeps to himself, wandering the pen.
05/23/2017 DVM INTAKE PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 10-12 months Microchip noted on Intake? positive History : adopted previously from MACC earlier this month; returned because he bit new owner Subjective: BAR Observed Behavior – friendly and energetic; can be a little mouthy but no signs of aggression; likes to snuggles; barks when someone knocks Evidence of Cruelty seen – none Evidence of Trauma seen – none Objective BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: mm pk, moist; CRT <2 sec; teeth appear very white with no significant tartar PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated 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 Rectal: not performed Assessment 1. Healthy young adult Plan Recommend positive reinforcement training Prognosis: excellent SURGERY: neutered
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
Generated on Jun 6 2017 6:00PM
NEUTERED MALE, BROWN / BLACK, POMERANIAN MIX, 10 mos
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, HOLD RELEASED Reason OWNER DIED
Intake condition UNSPECIFIE Intake Date 05/13/2017, From NY 11220, DueOut Date 05/13/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam neutered Estimated age: 10 month Microchip noted on Intake? positive 933000120059231 History : Stray dog Subjective: Apparently healthy dog Observed Behavior – Very playful. Attentive. BAR. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective P = 120 bpm R = panting BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: NAF PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: neutered male 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 adoption Prognosis: excellent Fast track
For more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues. If you are local to the Tri-State, New England, and the general Northeast United States area, and you are SERIOUS about adopting or fostering one of the animals at NYC ACC, please read our MUST READ section for instructions, or email [email protected] Our experienced volunteers will do their best to guide you through the process. * We highly discourage everyone from trusting strangers that send them Facebook messages, offering help, for it has ended in truly tragic events.* For more info on behavior codes and ratings, please click here: http://information.urgentpodr.org/acc-placement-status-descriptions. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see: http://information.urgentpodr.org/category/frequently-asked-questions/. You can call (212) 788-4000 for automated instructions.
View all entries in: Safe Dogs 2017-06