TALA – A1036386
My name is TALA. My Animal ID # is A1036386.
I am a female yellow am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 1 YEAR
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 05/15/2015 from NY 10457, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/17/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 1 – NORMAL , Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 41.0 LBS.
No Final Exam
05/15/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
05/15/15 09:02 Tala was found by police tethered in the playground of a school overnight. Passersby fed her french toast. She was cowering with her tail tucked and appeared fearful. Police fed her some wet dog food, put her in a kennel, and brought her here. Tala had a low body and tucked tail in her kennel. She allowed me to pick up her leash and walked out with me. She stood or sat next to the police officer and allowed him to unclip her leash and put our leash on her without becoming stiff. She stiffened and growled when I approached her with a scanner. She allowed the police officer to nudge her into a kennel. She growled when we approached the kennel at first but allowed us to put a bowl of water in her kennel. She ate and drank. She didn’t growl and moved her ears back and forth between back and to the sides when I gave her treats through the cage. She was lying/sitting quiet and very tense with her tail tucked in her kennel. She allowed us to put her leash on and she walked with us to the transport vehicle low to the ground and with her tail tucked. She allowed us to lift her into the van kennel and urinated while we lifted her. She didn’t resist or vocalize while we put her in the vehicle.
05/20/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Tala is a Native American name and the person bearing that name has a deep desire for love and companionship. Yes, I would say that describes our Tala. Found abandoned in a schoolyard where she had spent the night, the police found her and brought her to our care. She’s a wisp of a little girl, sweet and scared. She trembles with the unknown and her eyes are deep, confused and sad as she looks into mine. She’s likely housetrained, and as we spent time together in the backyard it was clear she wanted to be friends but wasn’t sure how her overtures would be received. Other than whatever happened recently she looks like she had been well cared for as her coat is clean and groomed, her weight perfect for her size and her desire to make a friend is there. She’ll take a treat from my hand, come close enough to let me pet her although she’s not entirely comfortable with it but continues to sit by me, showing her desire to be friends. We walk to the park and while Tala pulls slightly from time to time her leash manners are good and she ignores other dogs that pass by. Tala showed some food guarding in her behavior assessment so that will need to be worked on should it continue once she’s in her own home. Later in the day Tala gave me a little tail wag as I passed her kennel and it confirmed to me that she wants to be friends, and as her name suggests she has a ‘deep desire for love and companionship’. She clearly has some fear to overcome, but with the love, understanding and compassion of her new person she can be an amazing companion. How big is your heart?
05/17/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Tala exited her kennel with ease but was extremely nervous when approached by handler. She was extremely fearful, urinated and crouched down with a tucked tail once she entered the assessment room. Tala had to be coaxed into position for all tactical handling items and had tense, cautious body language but did allow all items to be conducted. During tag, Tala was fearful and unresponsive when touched; she did not approach the Assessor at the end of the game. Tala snapped at the assess-a-hand during the food bowl test. She had no interest in toys and minimal interest in rawhide. Tala was brought to the care center as a stray. Upon arrival, Tala was very tense and allowed her finder to nudge her into the kennel but would growl when strangers approached the kennel. During the assessment, it took time for Tala to warm up to the handler and although she remained tense throughout, she allowed the handling items to be completed and did not freeze, growl or snap. However, Tala did attempt to bite the assess-a-hand when pushed out of the food bowl. The Behavior Department believes Tala should be placed with a New Hope partner that will allow her time to feel comfortable in new environments and around new people, as she is extremely fearful. Tala also displayed guarding behavior around food and a rescue should understand this behavior should be monitored and positively modified if it manifests in a home environment. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. His body posture is stiff and fearful, his tail is low and not moving. He allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, his eyes are averted, his tail is between his legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears likely back, may lip lick. Tag: 3. Dog is fearful but unresponsive when touched. Dog does not approaches the Assessor when the game ends. Squeeze 1&2: 2. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. His eyes are averted and his ears are back, body a bit tense. Food: 5. Dog tries to bite. Toy 1: No interest. Rawhide: 1. Minimal interest in rawhide, dog mouths, then turns away. Dog-Dog: When off leash with other dogs, Tala was nervous and would bare teeth or snap when the other dog would get close.
05/20/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Tala is extremely uncomfortable. When approached by a greeter dog she will bare teeth or snap.
05/17/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 1 – NORMAL , behavior rating was NONE
Negative MC Intact female QARH Good teeth Cage nose from stress Negative fleas/earmites (activyl) NOSF Tense, submissive urination
No RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found
No detailed description for a visit type RE-EXAM or CAGE-EXAM found!
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