After I posted some shots from the dog areas grabbed from the Memphis Animal Services web cam this morning, a reader sent me some more screen grabs – these are from the cat areas. The photos appear to show workers poking a stick into each of the cat cages. There appear to be cats in each of the cages. Anyone care to guess why each caged cat is subjected to poking with a stick? Maybe they are all part of MAS’s TNR program for feral cats and therefore can not be safely handled? Oh wait – MAS has no TNR program for feral cats. (As an aside, I wonder how compliant the feral cats of Memphis have been with the dumbass MSN ordinance put into effect last year?) Plus, were these cats feral, surely the cage door would not be wide open as shown in the first and last photos.
What I’m wondering is, since the shelter is closed today, if the workers have time to poke cats with sticks, what about that thing called petting – any time for that?