MILLER – A1033442
GONE – 04/21/15
My name is MILLER. My Animal ID # is A1033442.
I am a male white and brown pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR 6 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 04/16/2015 from NY 11208, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/18/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 55.2 LBS.
04/16/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
04/16/15 21:40 This dog allowed handling and was calm.
04/20/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: At first glance, Miller is an average looking dog. He’s white with wide set eyes and a little brown patch on his face. But as you look closer, into those very eyes, there’s a human quality to Miller that is quite surprising. When he is still, Miller is keenly observant. You can practically see and hear the wheels turning as he processes every new sight and sound. Initially quiet and retiring in his kennel, Miller soon understood that a quick way out was to make eye contact and vocalize. With affection and petting, Miller soon understood that it was safe and that his participation was not required in return. He now accepts it easily and without trepidation. Perhaps having had little socialization prior to his arrival here, Miller is trying to make sense of it all… the new people, the rules. But when this young man is leashed and his walk begins…. well, that’s another story. Miller is in his element! Like a hound dog, he has a nose that remains plastered to the ground, inhaling all the smells as we move. Miller is intrigued by the smallest scrap of paper to the biggest pile of dirt! Because he is so engaged with his environment and easily entertained, he does need some direction to keep him centered and on track. That said, Miller is fairly easy to manage on leash, likely housetrained, seems to show a healthy interest in passing dogs, and is not sure how to play ball. He chases it, then (big surprise) is easily distracted. Slightly underweight, with pressure sores on his feet and a bit of old scarring on his face, Miller has not had the best of care. But there is also evidence of a “happy tail”, which means that Miller has experienced joy. We’ve seen glimpses of it as he loses himself in the great outdoors, but this youngster has a lot to learn about relationships. He would likely make an excellent student for an active, experienced home. They can patiently share with Miller all the love that he’s missed and, in return, he can immediately share the thrill he finds in a simple blade of grass!
04/18/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Miller walks calmly on leash. He was stiff and did not show social behavior during the assessment. Miller was uncomfortable with handling, turning quickly toward the hand during the sensitivity. For safety reason we decided to skip the handling part of the assessment. Miller growled and bit the assess-a-hand during the food bowl, toy and rawhide test. Miller approaches the helper dog with his tail at spine level, body not stiff and lip long. The behavior department feels that he would do best if placed with a New Hope partner who can follow up on this behavior in a more stable environment and can provide any necessary behavior modification before placement into a permanent home. Look: 4. Dog holds eye contact while remaining motionless with ears forward. His body is stiff and becomes stiffer as assessment progresses. Sensitivity: 4. Dog repeatedly turns toward the Assessor’s hand with a very fast head movement. If able, he muzzle punches the hand. His body is stiff and he has a closed mouth with a short lip. Food: 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy: 4. Dog attempts to bite Rawhide: 5. Dog attempts to bite Dog-dog: 2. Dog approaches helper dog with tail at spine level, body not stiff, ears relaxed, lip long or neutral. Helper: A1033070
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
04/18/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact male BARH Pressure sores on feet, old scars on face, old “happy tail” Granulating scab on shoulder, potential Vx or dart wound Dirty hair coat Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSF
04/18/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 1 – NORMAL ,
cage exam small scab on shoulder–no need to treat at this time 1027 Negative MC Intact male BARH Pressure sores on feet, old scars on face, old “happy tail” Granulating scab on shoulder, potential Vx or dart wound Dirty hair coat Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSFFor more information on adopting from the NYC AC&C, or to find a rescue to assist, please read the following: http://information.urgentpodr.org/adoption-info-and-list-of-rescues/
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