Although it had been widely reported that SLED has been on the case for weeks, this story popped up tonight: The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting deaths of six dogs because South Carolina's attorney general doesn't think Chesterfield County's internal investigation went far enough. The dogs were found almost a month ago … Continue reading Latest on Chesterfield Co Dog Shooting Investigation
Month: March 2011
Snapshots from MAS
Readers send in screengrabs from the webcams at Memphis Animal Services. A precious few are being saved from MAS by rescuers. Some are choosing to focus only on those lucky few and to ignore the needless killing of so many. Let these photos stand as a reminder that there are people who know and care … Continue reading Snapshots from MAS
One Rescuer’s Story from Memphis
Memphis rescuer Villy Ellinger contacted Memphis Animal Shelter last week about the red point Siamese pictured above, ID 224095. The cat had been picked up as a stray on 3/22/2011 and was made available for adoption on Saturday, 3/26/2011. The shelter was closed on Sunday (3/27) and Monday (3/28). From Ms. Ellinger: On Saturday I … Continue reading One Rescuer’s Story from Memphis
Shelter Pet of the Day
Jackson, submitted by reader Katherine. Milton Animal League 181 Governor Stoughton Lane Milton MA, 02186 617-698-0413 email@example.com Milton Animal League is a no-kill shelter.
Pigpile on the Irresponsible Public!
In addition to Friends of Memphis Animal Services and shelter vet Rebecca Coleman blaming the public for the needless killing at MAS due to distemper, now shelter director Matthew Pepper, the local paper, and even the Mayor are joining in. Matthew Pepper: "We have, unfortunately, a large percentage of our human population maintaining unvaccinated animals, … Continue reading Pigpile on the Irresponsible Public!
With Friends Like These
Memphis Animal Services apparently has no Facebook page but a group called Friends of Memphis Animal Services does. They post a small percentage of the pets at the shelter both on FB and on Petfinder. Readers report that any postings to the "Friends" FB page regarding no kill are deleted and now, any screengrabs from … Continue reading With Friends Like These
The Irresponsible Public, MAS Edition
Via a reader, these shots appear to show a puppy visiting other dogs and piddling in the hallway at Memphis Animal Shelter last night. The shelter is currently closed for adoptions to the public while they manage a distemper outbreak.
A Reason for Hope in Memphis
A No Kill Memphis group has been started on Facebook. THANK YOU.
Another Mass Dog Killing in Memphis
While Memphis Animal Services killed all the dogs on the adoption floor and all the puppies at the shelter on Saturday due to the spread of distemper, they are reportedly killing a large number of strays today: Some of them would have been euthanized anyway, either because of aggressive behavior or other illness. But now, … Continue reading Another Mass Dog Killing in Memphis
Shelter Pet of the Day
Okie, submitted by reader Joni, doesn't appear to have a listing online but here is the contact information: Racheal Sance Animal Care Specialist Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter -- WestBank 1869 Ames Blvd. Marrero, Louisiana 504-349-5111 Email: RSance@jeffparish.net This shelter's kill rate is unknown.