**** TO BE KILLED - 2/16/2019 ****
LIKE A GOOD GIRL, NIA WAS STILL GUARDING HER FORMER OWNER'S HOUSE when she was picked up & brought into the #shelter , not knowing no one was coming back home & she had been #abandoned . Nia has reached middle age, a time in a pup's life when they should be all settled in, super #loyal , loving & attached to their family, but instead Nia's owner skipped out on her and she's starting all over. Hopefully a hero will come forward & make sure a strange & cold place isn't Nia's last memory. Please consider #fostering or #adopting to save a life. .
I am a female tan #dog
The shelter thinks I am about 7 years old, 39 lbs
Came into #shelter as aco impound Feb. 7, 2019 .
AT RISK due to behavioral concerns; Because of Nia's overall level of fear combined with her sensitivity to select handling, we feel she may be best set up to succeed if placed with an experienced rescue partner. Nia was diagnosed with Dental disease, Diarrhea has a mass and is underweight. .
Weight: 39.6 lbs
Vet Notes 7/02/2019
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: ~7-9 years
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : ACO impound
Observed Behavior - hard barking in the cage. Once on a rope & in the room she was loose & wagging her tail. Flinched when head approached but allowed full exam. Soft muzzled for vaccines.
Evidence of Cruelty or Trauma seen - no
EENT: Eyes have early aging changes, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult dentition with moderate disease & fractured canines, no oral lesions noted
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, small warty mass on left thigh, healthy hair coat, underweight
Assessment: Small mass on left thigh
Dental disease Underweight
While trying to GET NIA OUT of the apartment she was barking, growling & showing teeth. Nia was also lunging at the door of the apartment. Nia did calm down when I got to shelter, had to go slowly.
Basic Info:: Nia did use the bathroom outside.
Resource guarding:: Nia was possibly guarding the apartment.
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