HERSHEY – A1060060
My name is HERSHEY. My Animal ID # is A1060060.
I am a male brown and white am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 12/09/2015 from NY 10458, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
12/18/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 25.9 LBS.
REWT 33.8 from 25.9
12/09/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
12/09/15 15:27 Hershey A1060060 was found tied up if front of an apartment building by the Police in the Bronx. The police officers do not know how long he was tied up. They said that he was very friendly and allowed to be placed inside of a carrier. Behavior during intake Hershey was very friendly. He had a loose body and wagging tail. He was friendly with the police officers and allowed to be scannedx (-), collared and photographed by staff. He stood up on a statff members lap while the staff member pet him. He tolerated all petting. He was leashed and transferred into a kennel. He did not resist.
12/16/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: No chocolate kiss is as delicious as those given by this darling munchkin of a boy, who is so filled with happiness that he continues gazing up adoringly at his walker and wagging his tail… even when he’s peeing. That adoring gaze makes everyone who comes into contact with Hershey feel so cherished. Imagine living with that every day! (And yes, please do!) Hershey loves a lap, he loves strangers, and he plays beautifully in playgroup with his other canine friends in the backyard. He appears housetrained (maybe that’s why he wagged his tail so hard when he finally got out!) and is an all around delight. Come get your wagging hit of sweetness today! Another volunteer writes: OMG – he’s SOOOO cute squealed a bunch of kids on their way to school. And cute he is! This little chocolate morsel wags his tail as he prances along perfectly on leash clearly displaying ‘joy to the world’. He wags his tail at other dogs we pass and in group engages in running play with both males and females. A snuggler extraordinaire, he burrows himself into my chest giving kisses, rolling over for a belly rub and content to hang out in my lap. Likely housetrained and as sweet as his name implies, he’s hoping to meet his lifelong cuddle partner today. Another volunteer writes: Hershey is a sweetie. He walked well on the leash, never pulling and looking up at me often for reassurance and affection. He stopped often during our walk for pets and to give me kisses. He is definitely the dog for anyone looking for a dog with kisses as sweet as Hershey kisses. He also appears to be housetrained, as he eliminated his waste once we exited the building.
12/12/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – AVERAGE
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Hershey came to us as a stray on 12/10/15. Hershey was very interested in interacting with the assessor when entering the behavior room. He allowed the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items while maintaining very soft body language. He proved easy to handle when chewing on the toy item and kept a firm grip when the assessor went to take it from him. The behavior department believes that Hershey can go to an adopter with an average amount of dog experience. 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, and open mouth. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. He indicates play with huffing, soft ‘popping’ of the body, etc. Dog might jump on Assessor once play begins. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back his paw. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog gently places his open mouth over the Assessor’s hand without applying pressure. Toy 1: 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. He does not place his body between you and the toy. When off leash with other dogs Hershey attempts to mount the helper dog but will engage in play when solicited. 12/11 update: Hershey engages in running play with males and females. He can be pushy when soliciting play from dogs who are uncomfortable with his play style.
12/10/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
Hershey solciits and engages in running play with both male and female dogs. Based on observations made while in our care, the behavior department feels that Hershey may do best placed in a home with another playful dog. When off leash with other dogs Hershey attempts to mount the helper dog but will engage in play when solicited. 12/11 update: Hershey engages in running play with males and females. He can be pushy when soliciting play from dogs who are uncomfortable with his play style. 12/12 update: Hershey engages in rough, running play with males and females. He attempts to mount the male dog but responds well to correction. 12/13: Hershey continues to engage in rough play. He attempts to mount the other dogs but briefly backs up with correction. 12/14: Hershey continues to engage in rough play with males and females. 12/15: Hershey continues to display this behavior.
12/09/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Sex: Male intact Scan: Negative Estimated age: 2-3 years based on teeth and energy level Fleas: No flea dirt. S: Energetic, requires restraint to get him to stand still, friendly, rolls on his back to get belly rubs. O: BAR-H, BCS 4.5/9, MMs pink and moist EENT: No discharge OU, AU, nose. Mild tartar and gingivitis. PLNs: Not enlarged. H/L: NSR, NMA. Eupnic, quiet lung sounds. Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated M/S/I: Amb x4. No lesions noted. UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical. 1 cm dia oval pedunculated cystic mass that appears to be associated with the right cranial nipple. A: 1. Cystic mass on right cranial nipple 2. Mild dental disease Short-term prognosis: Excellent to fair depending on FNA results of mass P: 1. Gave 2.7 ml pyrantel PO during exam 2. Recommend FNA or excisional biopsy of mammary mass 1088
12/17/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS ,
12/17/15 13:03 S/O: nasal discharge and coughing during rounds A: CIRDC P: move to isolation start doxy 150 mg PO BID x 10 days
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