SPARKS – A1102561
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***SAFE 02/09/17*** Lighting Up A Life Near You, Meet 4 Year Old SPARKS Here @ BACC
My name is SPARKS. My Animal ID # is A1102561.
I am a male black domestic sh mix. The shelter thinks I am about 4 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a STRAY on 01/30/2017 from NY 11204, owner surrender reason stated was STRAY.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
02/04/2017 Exam Type PRE/POST S/N – Medical Rating is 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NH ONLY, Weight 8.4 LBS.
Came in carrier- Feral
01/30/2017 PET PROFILE MEMO
01/30/17 20:13 Sparks is a 4 year old Black domestic SH, upon intake the counselor and ACO’s attempted to take Sparks out of the police carrier. Sparks fled out of the carrier, and was swatting and hissing at the ACO’s when every they approached. Sparks ran into the other empty carrier and photo was taking photo in the carrier.
No Web Memo
02/02/2017 BEHAVIOR EVALUATION – NH ONLY
Exam Type BEHAVIOR
KNOWN HISTORY: Unknown Previously lived with: Behavior toward children: Behavior toward strangers: Behavior toward cats: Behavior toward dogs: Bite history: Scratch history: Litter box training: Energy level/descriptors: Other notes: EVALUATION: Cage Condition: No change Reaction to assessor: Sparks was alert and curled up in the back of the kennel. Reaction when softly spoken to: Sparks lip licks and looks around the kennel wary of his surroundings. Reaction to cage door opening: Sparks flinches and lip licks. Reaction to touch: Sparks arches his back, hisses and displays distance increasing behavior. He appears very uncomfortable, shifts away and doesn’t allow any handling. ENRICHMENT NOTES: 01/31/17 Curled up tightly in litter box in rear corner of cage, alert, wide-eyed. Doesn’t get up when I open cage door, but lifts head, makes eye contact, and shifts weight to rear. Immobile as I slowly extend my fingers, makes direct eye contact, doesn’t sniff fingers, begins to shift further back in cage. Not receptive to touching or handling, needs time to adjust. 02/01/17 With the extra side, added a den, with an extra blanket, to hide in, but so far hasn’t used it. Leaned forward to sniff my tuna-soaked fingers, but wasn’t interested in being touched or handled. Unmoving, lots of eye contact without blinking. MEDICAL BEHAVIOR: Curled up in back of kennel. Growling, lunging when approached ACTIVITY LEVEL: Laid back VOCAL: Quiet CHARACTER TYPE: Skittish RECOMMENDATIONS: _x_ Placement with a New Hope partner POTENTIAL CHALLENGES: _x_ Fearful BEHAVIOR SUMMARY: New Hope Only Sparks is displaying behaviors that preclude placement in the adoptions room and may require further investigation before placement in a home. He has tried to swat, is extremely fearful in the shelter environment and does not currently tolerate petting or handling. The behavior department feels that placement with a New Hope Partner is the best option at this time.
GROUP BEHAVIOR EVALUATION
No Group Behavior Summary
01/31/2017 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 3 NC – MAJOR CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
scan neg ~4yrs, male S/O: QAR. Curled up in back of kennel. Growling, lunging when approached. Sedated with telazol 0.1ml IM EENT: Teeth clean, no oral ulcers, eyes clear, no ocular or nasal discharge, ears wnl HL: Normal thoracic auscultation, no murmurs/arrhythmias ABD: Normal abdominal palpation INTEG: Scar tissue along dorsal aspect of right metatarsals with small healed wounds distally and moderate swelling (FNA produced no fluid/discharge) MS: Ambulatory x 4 prior to sedation UG: Male A: Old wound/injury to Right hind leg at metatarsal region P: Administered convenia 0.38ml SQ. Continue to monitor while at BACC. Excellent prognosis
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