Andrew Bogut, Beautiful, and Best Friend: “TOO OFTEN WE UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF A TOUCH. A SMILE. A KIND WORD, OR THE SMALLEST ACT OF CARING, ALL OF WHICH HAVE THE POTENTIAL To TURN A LIFE AROUND,” SPICE GIRL 202RS 62 LBSF LOVE, M NHATTAN A TO BE KILLED – 10/10/2018 Spice Girl arrived at the shelter a stray, a timid girl who cuddled against her finder’s leg, trying to take in all the new sights and sounds and scents of the place that would soon be the only home she would know till the moment she was put on the list to die. And though she was frightened, after many treats and kind words from the intake staff, she quickly warmed to her new friends. And that’s the thing about Spice Girl – unlike the confident, sassy band of girls she was named for, it’s not until she opens her heart to you that you are gifted with her dazzling smile, her exuberant and joyful spirit that will result in a case of the zoomies in play yard. You won’t feel her nuzzle your hand, or lean in for a pet. That you must earn, but the earning takes only a few minutes. Once she knows you have only kindness and treats in store for her, she is your new best friend – social, playful, happy and sweet. We dare you not to fall in love when suddenly her tail starts wagging, her eyes light up, and she becomes a soft, wiggly and endearing little sprite who just wants to feel safe by your side, in your arms, all of her life. Don’t let this amazing and beautiful girl die. She would be your BFF, your most loyal advocate, and your sofa buddy for the long cold winter ahead. Don’t wait, hurry and PRIVATE MESSAGE our page or email us at MustLoveDogsNYC@gmail.com. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to save her life. Spice Girl! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo04azSYfJA SPICE GIRL, ID# 43207, @ 2 Yrs., 62.2 lbs. Manhattan ACC, Large Mixed Breed, Brown / White, Unaltered Female I came to the shelter as a stray, 10/2/2018 Shelter Assessment Rating: New Hope Rescue Only Intake Behavior Rating: 4. Orange AT RISK MEMO: Spice Girl has been diagnosed with Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex which is contagious to other dogs. Spice Girl also has displayed fearful behaviors with handling which have escalated to snapping, so we feel she should go to a New Hope partner prepared to manage behavior. IN SHELTER OBSERVATIONS:: 10/7 Though she continues to be wary of strangers, Spice Girl has been observed to readily warm up. She continues to be soft, social and attention seeking with familiar handlers. 10/5 Upon approaching Spice Girl in kennel, she is at the front and readily accepting of treats though wary of handler (her body low, lip licking). Spice Girl becomes a bit more cautious upon leashing, her body lowering further but coming forward and tolerating it without issue. In the play yard, Spice Girl sniffs and wanders for several minutes before approaching handler. Spice Girl is accepting of treats and begins to nudge handler’s hand with her head. Within minutes of this interaction, Spice Girl begins to loosen up and begins play bowing and running through the yard. She engages in fetch with handler, remaining soft throughout. Spice Girl begins to solicit from handler, leaning in and allowing gentle petting. INTAKE NOTES – DATE OF INTAKE, 10/02/2018: Spice Girl was fearful her tail was not tucked but very low and close to her body. Spice Girl backed away from counselor and whale eyed when the counselor attempted to let her sniff the collar before placing around her neck. Counselor allowed finder to collar Spice Girl and after a lot of treats and food Spice Girl warmed up to counselor allowing petting SURRENDER NOTES – BASIC INFORMATION: Spice Girl is a large mixed breed female dog that was brought into MACC as a stray SHELTER ASSESSMENT – DATE OF ASSESSMENT, 10/5/2018 Look:: 2. Dog pulls out of Assessor’s hands each time without settling during three repetitions. Sensitivity:: 1. Dog leans into the Assessor, eyes soft or squinty, soft and loose body, open mouth. Tag:: 1. Dog stands with tail low and wagging, and comes toward the Assessor in a friendly manner when the Assessor ceases moving. Paw squeeze 1:: 3. Dog is soft in body and eye, and moves legs/body so that the Assessor is unable to hold the paw. Paw squeeze 2:: 1. Dog does not respond at all for three seconds. Eyes are averted and ears are relaxed or back. Flank squeeze 1:: 1. Dog does not respond at all. Toy:: 2. Dog takes toy away, keeps a firm hold. His/her body is between you and the toy, and is loose and wiggly. No growling or stiffness. Summary:: Spice Girl was a bit cautious initially though allowed all handling upon a slower approach. PLAYGROUP NOTES – DOG TO DOG SUMMARIES: Spice Girl may be most compatible with other dogs who are social and playful. Summary (1):: 10/06: When introduced to a male greeter dog, Spice Girl wags through the fence and immediately engages him in appropriate play. She responds well to correction and acclimates her play style to meet his. Summary (2):: 10/5-9: Spice Girl engages in exuberant, mouthy play with male and female dogs. INTAKE BEHAVIOR – Date of intake:: 10/2/2018. Summary:: Low, tense body. Allowed petting after time to warm up given. ENERGY LEVEL:: In the care center, Spice girl has been active and enthusiastic, displaying a high energy level. We cannot be certain of her behavior in a new home environment though recommend daily mental and physical stimulation as a way to direct her energy and enthusiasm. BEHAVIOR DETERMINATION:: NEW HOPE ONLY Behavior Asilomar: TM – Treatable-Manageable Recommendations:: No children (under 13),Place with a New Hope partner Recommendations comments:: No children (under 13): Due to the level of fear displayed in the care center, we believe Spice Girl may be best set up to succeed in an experienced adult only home. New Hope Only: While Spice Girl has warmed up to more familiar handlers (soft, attention seeking), she is not thriving in the shelter environment and has had a hard time with handling in the care center. She has generally given clear and protracted warnings, but has escalated to air snapping when pushed. We feel that placement with a New Hope partner who can provide any necessary behavior modification guidance in a stable home environment will best set Spice Girl up for success in a future adoptive home. We recommend only force-free, reward-based training methods as more aversive techniques will likely increase fear and increase the risk of aggression. Potential challenges: : Fearful/potential for defensive aggression Potential challenges comments:: Fearful/potential for defensive aggression: Though, she has made significant improvement, in the care center, Spice girl remains highly cautious and wary of unfamiliar handlers; growling upon approach, moving away. She has escalated to snapping when pushed beyond threshold. Spice Girl gives clear warnings when she is uncomfortable and does seem to choose to avoid or retreat when given the opportunity, but if prevented from moving away there is a potential to escalate to higher-level warning behaviors and possible fear-based aggression. It is important to move slowly with Spice Girl, to build positive associations (treats/toys/praise), and to allow Spice Girl to initiate interactions with new people. She should never be forced to greet or to interact if she is not comfortable and soliciting attention. MEDICAL EXAM NOTES 9/10/2018 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: Estimated 2-4 years based on nipples and overall appearance Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned neg History : Stray, no health hx available Subjective: Alert, jumps around while walking on leash Observed Behavior – Tense, pulls away from restraint, snaps at approaching leash several times. Pt was muzzled with difficulty and then she was tense but allowed all handling without growling or further snapping. Evidence of Cruelty seen – None Evidence of Trauma seen – None Objective BAR-H, MMs pink and moist, BCS 5/9 EENT: Mild serous nasal discharge. Eyes clear, ears clean, no ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Not performed due to muzzle PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, Lungs clear, eupnic, occasional sniffle but no sneezing ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Female, developed nipples, small vulva MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: Mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Normal externally Assessment: CIRDC likely Prognosis: Good Plan: Move to isolation 1. Doxycycline 275 mg PO SID x14 days 2. Enrofloxacin 272 mg PO SID x14 days 3. Cerenia 60 mg PO SID x4 days SURGERY: Temporary waiver due to CIRDC 1088 9/10/2018 [Spay/Neuter Waiver – Upper Respiratory Illness] Your newly adopted animal is in treatment for an upper respiratory illness. The veterinarian is temporarily waiving this animal from the spay/neuter requirements of the City of NY until such time as the illness has resolved and the pet has sufficiently recovered. At that time, this animal must come into compliance with the spay/neuter requirements. *** TO FOSTER OR ADOPT *** SPICE GIRL IS RESCUE ONLY. You must fill out applications with New Hope Rescues to foster or adopt her. She cannot be reserved online at the ACC ARL, nor can she be direct adopted at the shelter. PLEASE HURRY AND MESSAGE OUR PAGE FOR ASSISTANCE! HOW TO RESERVE A “TO BE KILLED” DOG ONLINE (only for those who can get to the shelter IN PERSON to complete the adoption process, and only for the dogs on the list NOT marked New Hope Rescue Only). Follow our Step by Step directions below! *PLEASE NOTE – YOU MUST USE A PC OR TABLET – PHONE RESERVES WILL NOT WORK! ** STEP 1: CLICK ON THIS RESERVE LINK: https://ift.tt/2ynocEZ Step 2: Go to the red menu button on the top right corner, click register and fill in your info. Step 3: Go to your email and verify account \ Step 4: Go back to the website, click the menu button and view available dogs Step 5: Scroll to the animal you are interested and click reserve STEP 6 ( MOST IMPORTANT STEP ): GO TO THE MENU AGAIN AND VIEW YOUR CART. THE ANIMAL SHOULD NOW BE IN YOUR CART! Step 7: Fill in your credit card info and complete transaction HOW TO FOSTER OR ADOPT IF YOU *CANNOT* GET TO THE SHELTER IN PERSON, OR IF THE DOG IS NEW HOPE RESCUE ONLY! You must live within 3 – 4 hours of NY, NJ, PA, CT, RI, DE, MD, MA, NH, VT, ME or Norther VA. Please PM our page for assistance. You will need to fill out applications with a New Hope Rescue Partner to foster or adopt a dog on the To Be Killed list, including those labelled Rescue Only. Hurry please, time is short, and the Rescues need time to process the applications. Shelter contact information Phone number (212) 788-4000 Email adoption@nycacc.org Shelter Addresses: Brooklyn Shelter: 2336 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11208 Manhattan Shelter: 326 East 110 St. New York, NY 10029 Staten Island Shelter: 3139 Veterans Road West Staten Island, NY 10309

By | 11th October 2018

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