TO BE KILLED 1/17/2019
RESCUE ONLY .
Underneath his silky, red & white coat, Chunky is anything but. He has been well taken care of in his previous home, & even LIVED with two parakeets. Rambunctious and active on leash, Chunky would benefit from an experienced handler. As much as he enjoys the company of people and sometimes other #dogs , Chunky enjoys his time alone with his toys just as much. Independent & full of life, Chunky is the sassy best friend you need.
Poor CHUNKY is having such a rough time at the shelter. His parent was evicted, & the police came & took him away to the shelter. His parent was freaked out, Chunky was freaked out, ripped apart because we live in a country where if you are poor, down on your luck, or have hit a bump in the road, there is no mercy for you or your #pets. Chunky’s heart is broken, his life shattered, his hope fading. He misses his parent, & he just wants to go home.
Chunky. #52148. I am a male brown dog #Manhattan ACC The shelter thinks I am about 3 years old.
I came into the shelter as a aco impound on 08-Jan-2019.
Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only. AT RISK, new hope only, for behavioral reasons. Chunky has a low threshold for arousal and has shown handling sensitivity at the ACC. Additionally, Chunky has exhibited food and resource guarding and would benefit from behavior modification in a low stress environment. Medically, Chunky appears to be healthy.
My medical notes are...
Weight: 52.8 lbs
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 3y
Microchip noted on Intake? no
History : owner surrender - evicted
Subjective: BARH, good appetite, no elimination concerns
Observed Behavior - very resource aggressive, will growl. Was muzzled for the extent of the exam
Behavior Condition: 3. Yellow
On intake he was high energy and started barking at passing cars. Did not act aggressive toward handler.
Basic Information:: N/A
Starting trazodone 125 mg PO BID x14 days due to anxiety in shelter.
I’m literally mortified I posted something that wasn’t meant for my personal account on my personal account and then deleted it immediately but apparently it didn’t delete and I didn’t notice so it stayed on there for hours and I just deleted it and I literally hate my life im crying at my dumbness 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
1 11 minute ago
I suspect it’s hard to love anyone in the Veterinary healthcare field. We get up early and don't have time to drink coffee over the newspaper. We come home late and are to tired to cook or it's to late to even start a meal for our family. We work extra hours because we know there are sick animals who need us and we are all that they have. We miss events, holidays, birthdays, and our children's school programs or sporting events. We think about our patients even when we leave the building, wondering if we helped them in any special way. We don't want to talk when we come home. We’ve talked all day. We don't want to move when we come home. We’ve moved all day. It may seem that we have left all our caring, our heart, and our love at work, then have come home to you empty. We probably have. But we don't tell you that many times at work we’re mired by anxiety and we’re scared; very scared that we’re missing something. Scared we will let our patient down, or worse. Our patients are our families, too. We don't tell you how some of our patients are dying and this makes us very, very sad. We don't share with you how our hearts melt when our patients give us that loving kiss or tail wag that makes our day even though we still know they feel terrible and can't tell us why, we just have to use our experience and do our best to treat to the best of our ability. I suspect it is hard to love a Veterinary healthcare worker, but know this: your Veterinary healthcare worker needs your love, your understanding, and to know that you get it.” We need to be the one taken care of every once in a while. We need someone else to take charge of the details because doing it ourselves constantly is exhausting. I would like to thank those of you out there who love us! I also would like to thank those hardworking Veterinary healthcare professionals out there that have sacrificed and will do it again without hesitation.
Not my words but it hit home to hard. Thank you to everyone for your constant support and understanding for those of us in the Veterinary healthcare field! 🖤