ALPHA – A1056463
Safe 11-3-2015 Manhattan
My name is ALPHA. My Animal ID # is A1056463.
I am a neutered male white and black pit bull. The shelter thinks I am about 11 MONTHS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 10/30/2015 from NY 10029, owner surrender reason stated was OWNER SICK.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
11/01/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 70.0 LBS.
No nose bleeding seen
10/31/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
10/31/15 08:39 Basic Information Alpha was brought in as a stray due to owner being ill, and being unable to keep him. Alpha is neutered, and has been with his owner since he received Alpha as a gift when he was a small puppy. Alpha was born deaf. When asked two things he likes most about Alpha owner chose his high energy and his beauty. Personality & Behavior Alpha is described as playful, confident, and affectionate with a very high activity level. Alpha lived with children ages 3, 8, and 11. Owner says Alpha is very playful with the children, but remains gentle with them. Alpha is trained to use the bathroom outside, and owner says he never has accidents. According to owner. There has been no past issue of Alpha biting anyone or another animal. If owner touches Alpha’s food bowl while eating, he usually stops eating and waits for owner’s command to continue. Alpha is friendly and allows when owner attempts to take toys away, and listens when told to get off of furniture. Alpha is said to be calm and unbothered during bathing and brushing, and becomes playful when restrained. Alpha becomes excited and social when someone unfamiliar approaches. For a New Family to Know Alpha is deaf, but still understands when told to sit and stay. One raised finger means sit, and two fingers means stay. For toys Alpha usually plays with socks, and enjoys playing tug. When home Alpha normally follows his owner, and is well-behaved when left home alone. Alpha was fed Pedigree both wet and dry food, and usually slept with his owner. Behavior during intake: Alpha had a very wiggly body and wagging tail. He allowed me to collar him and pet home. He sat on command and stayed. He was also very playful and excitable. Alpha remained relaxed when cat came into office. Alpha allowed all handling to be conducted, and showed no signs of aggression during intake.
No Web Memo
No Behavior Summary
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
10/30/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Dr. 1168 Was already informed that dog was bleeding slight from nose after Vax Microchip: 985112004010563 Sex: Neutered Age 10 mon Mentation: BARH Eyes: Clear Ears: Clean (might be deaf) Nose: Clear Teeth: Slight to No dental staining — young puppy If abnormal BCS: 3 Skin: WNL / APH Hair Coat: Flea comb negative Declawed: No Any injuries: None Behavior: Green — very sweet and social Medication: None NOSF
11/01/2015 CAGE EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
No nose bleeding seen
A VOLUNTEER WRITES:
Alpha is a stunning young man born with a special gift. He is deaf and has shown everyone around him that he is living his life just like any other youngster is. He has learned to “listen” to special commands like one finger means sit and two fingers means stay. He waits for his master’s order before to start to eat. He is house trained, loving, playful and great with children. He is not destructive when left alone…Last but not least, he is right down gorgeous with his impeccable snowy coat and his “to fall in love with” blue eyes. Alpha as i could see is a good boy, very friendly, wagging a lot his tail and a very good walker who seems to like other dogs even if they are not nice to him. I verify his sign language knowledge which he demonstrated after I myself “got it right”….He is a bit lost (which is understandable…his disability and the separation from his family), comes to my chest for comfort and indulges in caresses. Alpha needs a hero tonight, someone who likes and understands pets with disabilities. Alpha is waiting at the Manhattan Care Center, dreaming and hoping to start a new, healthy and happy life with you.
Another Volunteer Wrote: The last time we met a deaf pittie hanging out at ACC who was this sweet he went on to become one of the all time great therapy dogs. Alpha is well on his way–he already knows hand signals-and he’s so eager to share his charms! First stop, a forever family…then the world!
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