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TO BE DESTROYED
Manhattan Center - New York
Ruff Ruff my name is TYSON. My Animal ID # is A0964407.
I am a male brown and white pit bull mix. The shelter thinks I am about 10 YEARS old.
I came in the shelter as a EUTH REQ on 05/06/2013 from NY 10474, owner surrender reason stated was PET HEALTH.
MOST RECENT MEDICAL INFORMATION AND WEIGHT
05/07/2013 Exam Type OBSERVATION - Medical Rating is 4 NC - SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, Behavior Rating is NONE, Weight 50.0 LBS.
BARH ate cat food
PET PROFILE MEMO
No Pet Profile Memo
05/08/2013 WEB MEMO
A volunteer writes: Tyson was brought to us by his owners asking us to put him to sleep due to medical issues. We are told that he has stopped eating, urinates on himself and that his back legs give out after a short amount of time. What they didn’t tell us, and what I discovered for myself, is what a sweet lover boy he is. I saw Tyson in his kennel, laying quietly watching me as I walked by him. His adorable little white face and shiny orange coat caught my eye and out we went. He stepped out of his kennel easily and out into the backyard. He walked up (and later back down) the steps easily, peed endlessly once we were out the door and enjoyed walking up and down the corridor with me. He loves treats which he takes so gently, and loves curling up in my lap for cuddles. His tail wags gently, his eyes are bright, alert, intelligent and focused. We met a couple of dogs in the back yard, all of whom he met with a wagging tail and nice manners. Tyson is a gem of a little guy who would thrive in a home ready to take on a senior who may require a bit of extra care. He is well socialized, his leash manners are perfect and his orange coat glows. We fed him some canned cat food which he devoured with relish; as a senior he may need some original thinking in order to keep him happy and as healthy as possible. For anyone willing to take that extra caring step, this little guy is a delight.
No Behavior Summary
05/07/2013 INITIAL PHYSICAL EXAM
Medical rating was 4 NC - SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS, behavior rating was NONE
came as euth req scan negative BAR geriatric slightly lethergic slightly dehydrated heavy tartar cropped ears cloudy eyes male intact no interest of food at this time spoke to Dr Stewart and explained the condition nosf
05/07/2013 RE-EXAM (LAST MAJOR EXAM)
Medical rating 4 NC - SEVERE CONDITIONS NOT CONTAGIOUS,
came as euth req scan negative BARH., MM- pink, ate cat food EENT- dental tartars heavy ,cropped ears abd palpation - nsf H/L- heart murmur G5/6, lungs clear geriatric rear legs ataxic, resists hip extension A: geriatric heart murmur g5/6 r/o- hip dysplasia P: hip, chest and abd rads B/W, poss U/S , cardio and surgoens consult
A staff member adds:
Tyson’s owners say that his back legs give out after a short period of time. Truth be told, and as a testament to his strength and perseverance, Tyson performed like the marathon man today as he trotted through the park, stopping only occasionally for affection and sightseeing. The walk was a good 20 minutes and, when we returned, Tyson still hadn’t run out of gas. This is a lively old man not yet ready to call it quits. He loves the outdoors, the sun, the rain, and the life he holds dear.
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I want him, but can’t afford another dog. :(
Someone adopt this sweet old man!