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SCP-3272-1919 at time of containment, 10/11/200█

Item #: SCP-3272

Object class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures:

Instances of SCP-3272 are to be housed in a kennel no less than 2 meters by 2 meters per animal, with a communal run of 10 meters by 10 meters per 15 animals, as outlined in General Canine Care Guidelines provided by the chief veterinarian of Site-19. Trained personnel must wear bite-resistant protective clothing when interacting with any specimen. Specimens may be transported in standard consumer-available pet carriers, provided the specimen is able to fully stand and turn around within the closed carrier. Bedding is recommended for the individual specimen's comfort, but is not required for short trips. Water, food and toileting breaks are to be given in accordance with the aforementioned care guidelines. Anti-emetics are to be administered to specimens that show adverse reactions to transport. At least one agent must carry a readied air rifle with tranquilizer darts when toileting, watering, or feeding specimens during transport. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in written reprimands for inhumane treatment of animals, as appropriate per guidelines set forth by the Ethics Committee.

-As of 06/08/20██, kennel floors are to be lined with concrete to 10cm beyond the fencing, the lower edge of fencing staked to the concrete floor every .5 meters, and all human entrances must consist of two doors separated by at least 2 meters. At no time are both doors of a human ingress/egress point allowed to be open. Transport carriers are to be inspected at least once every hour for attempts to breach the carrier. Damaged carriers are to be removed from use immediately, and the animal in transport moved to a new carrier. Transports must carry at least one spare carrier to accommodate for this requirement.

Each instance of SCP-3272 is to be fed kibble in accordance to the recommended amounts for each animal’s body weight, and provided a continuous source of fresh water. Each instance of SCP-3272 is to be fitted with a nylon webbing dog collar suitable to the animal’s size, with a tag to track immunization records and their sub-numeric designation, along with a collar-mounted tracking beacon and subcutaneous microchip. Immunizations against common canine diseases are to be administered under the direction the chief veterinarian of Site-19. Each instance is allowed toys that are suitable for the size and demeanor of each animal. Larger specimens are permitted to be ‘milked’ by trained personnel once a week to collect samples to create and maintain a supply of antivenin as necessary. With exception to venom-milking, D-class personnel are permitted to handle general care and feeding of SCP-3272.

Description:

SCP-3272 is an anomalous variant of canis lupus familiaris (dogs). SCP-3272 tends to appear as mixed breeds, though purebred examples have been found of the following breeds: German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Lhasa Apso, Rat Terrier, and Chihuahua. SCP-3272 can be distinguished from other members of its species by a secondary needle-like point on the lower canines, connecting to a small, modified salivary gland that produces venom. Testing shows this venom acts as a vasodilator while simultaneously causing tachycardia,the combination of which causes a rapid loss of consciousness in the envenomed. Onset of symptoms varies depending on where the victim is bitten, from 10 minutes if bitten on an extremity, to near instant if the venom is introduced directly into a major vein. The effects can be counteracted with acetylcholine if antivenin is unavailable. The venom breaks down in the liver and blood serum levels fall below effective levels after approximately 15 minutes, after which the victim is able to recover fully, barring injury or blood loss causing further complication. Fatal envenomation usually only occurs for those with pre-existing heart or vascular disease. Most fatalities from SCP-3272 bites are from blood loss and are fundamentally identical to a standard canine attack.

SCP-3272 instances are in all other cases a member of the canis lupus familiaris species, showing average lifespan, physical attributes, and mental acuity for their respective breeds. In addition, smaller breeds tend to have dry mouth from lack of a full complement of salivary glands. Specimens affected by this condition are to be provided with a combination of additional water, placement in cooler kenneling spaces, or mouth rinse solutions to help prevent dehydration as directed by the Site-19 veterinary staff. Specimens that have undergone surgery to remove the venom glands are rendered permanently devenomed. Animals that have been devenomed and neutered/spayed are allowed to be adopted out still subject to containment.

SCP-3272 is fully capable of breeding with dogs, with offspring of such pairings having a 1 in 14 chance of being another SCP-3272 instance. An SCP-3272 mating with a second SCP-3272 will produce a full litter of SCP-3272 in most cases, with a 1 in 48 chance of an offspring being a normal dog. SCP-3272 will form packs with other dogs and SCP-3272 instances, hunting and using its venom to help take down prey for the pack. SCP-3272’s venom does not exhibit any toxic effect when ingested from prey meat. SCP-3272 is immune to its own venom, and the venom of other SCP-3272.

There are currently ███ instances of SCP-3272 in SCP custody, across several sites.

Requests to breed SCP-3272 as guard animals are pending O5 approval Denied.