PENNY – A1031800
Safe 5-1-2015 Brooklyn
Brought to sit in a cage at Brooklyn ACC, Penny doesn’t seem to have had the very best of care—“moderately underweight”, skin issues, some scars, cut front paw… But despite all of that Penny showed herself to have exemplary behavior during an intrusive initial medical exam. But that isn’t enough to stop ACC from putting Penny on tomorrow’s euthanasia list. This very pretty young girl is hoping for that one special person out there ready to give her a chance at starting her life over. In return, Penny promises oodles of doggie kisses, years of making you smile, and years of being your very best bff through thick and thin. If that’ you, then start working on fostering or adopting Penny. But this is her last chance—at noon tomorrow, ACC won’t hesitate to dash all of Penny’s dreams—they’ll make her gone forever.
SAFE – 05/01/15
My name is PENNY. My Animal ID # is A1031800.
I am a female br brindle am pit bull ter mix. The shelter thinks I am about 3 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a OWNER SUR on 03/31/2015 from NY 11206, owner surrender reason stated was PERS PROB.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
04/15/2015 Exam Type OBSERVATION – Medical Rating is 3 C – MAJOR CONDITIONS , Behavior Rating is EXPNOCHILD, Weight 29.4 LBS.
S/O: patient was placed in isolation accidently. As a preventative for kennel cough – place patient on Doxycycline – 150 mg PO SID x 10 days. Recheck on day 8 and 10.
03/31/2015 PET PROFILE MEMO
03/31/15 11:19 Intake Behavior: Penny was nervous when approached to be scanned and barked at the counselor. A few mintues later, the counelsor was able to leash Penny when spoke to softly. When spoke to softly, Penny started to wag her tail (still low). She later started to jump into counselor’s lap. She allowed to be collared.
No Web Memo
04/04/2015 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
Penny came to us as an owner surrender on 3/30/15. Upon intake she was reported to be very nervous and barked at the admissions counselor. Though after a few minutes of coaxing she calmed down and allowed all handling. When entering the behavior room Penny was visibly fearful and nervous. She did allow the assessor to conduct all tactile assessment items without displaying any signs of aggression, but did have stiff and fearful body language throughout the assessment. She ate faster, was stiff and very difficult to push out of the food bowl, but did not growl, snap or bite. Penny showed no interest in the toy item, but took the rawhide away with stiff body language. Look: 2. Dog’s eyes are averted. Her body posture is stiff and fearful; her tail is low and not moving. She allows head to be held loosely in Assessor’s cupped hands. Sensitivity: 2. Dog stands still and accepts the touch, her eyes are averted, her tail is between her legs, body stiff, mouth closed, lip long, ears back, lip lick. Tag: 2. Follows at end of leash, body a bit tense, low and fearful. Squeeze 1: 2. Dog quickly pulls back her paw. Squeeze 2: 2. Dog quickly pulls back her paw. Food: 3. Dog gulps food, begins to eat faster and with bigger bites, body stiff. She does not lift head when hand is applied to cheek. Toy: 1. No interest. Rawhide: 3. Dog takes rawhide away, keeps a firm hold. Her body is stiff. Dog-Dog: When off leash with other dogs, Penny is tolerant when greeting but is not interested in play.
04/01/2015 GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – EXPNOCHILD
Exam Type GROUP BEHAVIOR
When off leash with other dogs, Penny is tolerant when greeting but is not interested in play. 4/2 Update Penny is tolerant but not interested in play but will wander the yard alongside another dog. 4/4,4/5 Update Penny continues to be tolerant and respectful but not interested in interacting with other dogs. 4/6 Update Penny is tolerant and respectful with other dogs but continues to show no interest in play. 4/7,4/8 Update Penny continues to politely greet other dogs with a wagging tail but expresses no interest in play 4/9 Update Penny continues to be respectful and tolerant with both males and females and continues to show no interest in engaging in play. 4/11, 4/12 Update Penny continues to be tolerant and respectful with other dogs and engages in a bit of play with a playful male. 4/13 Update Penny is tolerant and respectful when off leash with other dogs, 4/16 Update Penny is gentle and dainty and friendly with other dogs., 4/19 Update Penny continues to be respectful and tolerant with other dogs off leash, 4/21,4/22 Update Penny is friendly with other dogs and continues to not express interest in play, 4/23 Update, Penny is friendly and social with other dogs, 4/25 update: Penny is playful with appropriate males but may be uncomfortable with larger, more forward males.
04/01/2015 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
Scan negative Wound front left top paw; scarring R front top paw Scaring R and L pinnas Tiny area of alopecia on vertebrae, closer to hind, likely a scar Healed wounds on top of nose Moderately underweight BARH NOSF Actyvil TickPlus applied
04/02/2015 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 2 NC – MINOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
VET CHECK FOR WOUNDS PET TOLERANT OF EXAM CLEAR OU MM PINK MOIST/HYPEREMIC MM AU CANALS APPEAR CLEAR AND SMOOTH, DARK PIGMENTATION AU OUTER MARGINS CRUSTED, HYPERPIGMENTED AND HYERPLASTIC DERMIS, NONPAINFUL TOP OF MUZZLE ALOPECIC, HYPERPIGMENTED, H/L NMA EUPNEIC M/S/I; AMBULATORY BCS 3.5/9, BONY SPINAL PROMINENCES ALOPECIC AREA MID DORSUM DORSAL ASPECT LEFT CARPUS AND DIGITS 4-5 ALOPECIC WOUNDS, HEALING SOIL STAINED COAT AND NAILS A; THIN PET HAS SIGNS OF NEGLECT WOUNDS ON BACK AND LEFT FRONT ENVIRONMENTAL WOUNDS ON TIPS OF EARS R/O FROST BITE VS VASCULITIS VS PRIMARY DERM ( AUTOIMMUNE) P; REC BATHE AND FULL DERM WORK UP INCLUDING BIOPSY OF MUZZLE AND EAR TIPS
Cage Exam: 4/23
S/O: Last day of doxy. Patient is BAR, sitting at front of cage.
no c/s/v/d observed.
Patient was moved out of isolation already
Ok to d/c treatment.
A volunteer writes: Penny is the sweetest little girl! This petite beauty waited patiently in her kennel as I made my morning rounds. Her hopeful eyes lit up when she saw me stop at her door. I looped her up and off we went with Penny walking obediently by my side, soliciting greetings from staff members with just the slightest wag of her tail. Once outside, she demonstrated she is likely houstrained and will sit pretty while gently taking treats. It was when we sat on the cuddle step that I received MY reward. Penny LOVES to give kisses!!! I mean, really loves to give kisses! So head on over to the care center to meet Penny. She’s waiting for you with a kiss!
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