GONE 04/11/15 -ALYA – A1031579 – MANHATTAN, NY
Gone 4-11-2015 Manhattan
GONE – 04/11/15
ALYA – A1031579
***SAFER – NEW HOPE ONLY***
My name is ALYA. My Animal ID # is A1031579.
I am a female tan and white pit bull. The shelter thinks I am about 2 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 03/28/2015 from NY 10454, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
03/29/2015 Exam Type VACCINATE – Medical Rating is 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 60.2 LBS.
No Final Exam
03/28/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
3/28/15 Dog is nervous but walks well on leash with caller.
03/30/2015 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Alya is such a cute little sausage, long and low with the perfect amount of cuddly cushioning round her middle and it’s hard to resist the urge to smother her in snuggles. But this gentle girl prefers a slower approach and when I lean in to leash her she shyly ducks her head, looking up at me with uncertainty in her lovely almond-shaped eyes. I talk softly to reassure her and Alya hesitates only a moment before deciding I’m a friend and gracefully hopping out of her den. She’s a fantastic walker and keeps such a calm, steady pace on leash, taking care of her business promptly and never straining to go faster. Yet as soon as we near a fellow pup she turns into a full-on cheer squad with lots of excited pulling and barking in front and a frantically wagging tail bringing up the rear. Is this the same shy wee doll I had to coax from her kennel? Clearly Alya’s people manners are quite different from her doggie etiquette and her new parents will need to work on teaching her that not everyone appreciates such an enthusiastic welcome. Free in a pen she’s independent and prefers to spend her time exploring but I’m still allowed to pet her and tie a bandanna on for photos and she shows off her smarts by sitting obediently on command before gently sniffing the treats I offer. Like all the best things in life, earning Alya’s trust will take time but her heart is open to love and her big, beautiful ears can’t wait to hear you say those two magical words…Welcome home.
03/31/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Alya walks calmly on leash. She was sociable toward the handler during the assessment – soft body, wagging tail. She was calm and relaxed during handling. Alya engages in play, body is loose and wiggly, mouth open. She was not interested in food or rawhide but took the toy away but had soft body language. Alya rushed in confidently towards the friendly dog; when close, growls and snaps. While in our care, Alya has shown significant discomfort around dog both on and off leash. Alya was friendly and playful during the assessment but has shown concerning behavior around other dogs. The behavior department feels that Alya should be placed with a New Hope Partner who can manage her behavior around other dogs and provide the necessary behavior modification needed to address the underlying emotional response. Look: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity: 1. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, and her tail is in neutral position with relaxed body posture. Dog’s mouth is likely closed for at least a portion of the assessment item. Tag: 1. Dog assumes play position and joins the game. Squeeze 1: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 1. Dog gently pulls back her paw. Food 1. No interest. Toy 1. Dog settles close, keeps a firm grip and is loose and wiggly. She does not place her body between you and the toy. Rawhide 1. No interest. Dog – dog 3. Dog approaches the helper dog by rushing in with her tail high, stiff body, head tall, and ears erect. Helper: A1026823
04/01/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Alya was muzzled because she has shown potential dog aggression and will lunge at other dogs passing by. With the muzzle she stands and barks, refusing to engage with the helper dog. It appears she is uncomfortable around other dogs. Any time a dog tries to engage with her, she over corrects strongly and continues to escalate. Alya has also shown significant on-leash reactivity and becomes highly aroused when other dogs are in sight. When close she will bare teeth and lunge. At this point in time Alya has repeatedly shown significant discomfort around other dogs that would preclude her from living with or socializing with other dogs. A behavior modification and management plan is recommended to address Alya’s potential aggression towards other dogs.
03/28/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC – SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
S/O: Dog is carried to Medical. No microchip is scanned. Appearance: Dyspneic and struggling Integument: Appropriate hair coat, with exception of small abrasion on area over R masseter muscle. Normal nails EENT: OU clear, AU clean, No nasal d/c Oral cavity: MM blue, CRT <2sec, Healthy dentition PLN: WNL H/L: No murmur or arrhythmias, but very rapid HR (@180). Infrequent harsh lung sounds ausculted. Harsh panting (RR= 80) ABD: Soft non painful, U/G: Intact female. M/S:recumbent BCS:4 /9 Neuro: Anxious NOSF A: Dyspneic and panting secondary to poor oxygenation. P: RV and CIV vaccines administered (2:40PM) prior to presentation to 0962. Oxygen is delivered by mask, until respiratory rate improved to an acceptabe panting rate (45) and mucous membrane color became pink. Bordatella was administered IN at this time (2:55PM).Right masseter muscle area abrasion cleansed with CHX and warm water; no TAB required at this time. Rec. observation for lethargy, anorexia, vomiting. Vet check for tomorrow to evaluate one day after dyspneic episode. Dewormer and flea prevention will be adinistered and applied tomorrow (letting dog calm).
03/29/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
S: SOFT MUZZLE NEEDED FOR EXAM, NIPPING WITH VERBAL ENCOURAGEMENT, WELL BEHAVED AND WAGGING TAIL FOR EXAM O: BAR, AMBULATORY, ABDOMEN NONPAINFUL REPORTEDLY NOT EATING MUCH PALPATED DENTITION THROUGH LIPS, NO REACTION NO REACTION TO PALPATION OF TRACHEA, JAW GUMS PINK, CRT LESS THAN 2 SECONDS LUNGS WNL, CLEAR SLIGHT OCULAR DISCHARGE, POSSIBLY CONJUNCTIVITIS A: NO PE FINDINGS CONCERNING, CONDITION OF DYSPNEA REMOVED P: MONITOR APPETITIE, CONTINUE TO OBSERVE, FEED SOFT FOOD TREAT FOR CONJUNCTIVITIS WITH TAB BID X 10D
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