I received this photo, captured via the Memphis Animal Shelter live webcams, from a reader. The photo is from a Facebook album with several more screengrabs showing the cleaning procedures at the shelter on March 17. I decided to have a look at the shelter’s webcams myself this morning and pull some shots for the blog:
Memphis Animal Shelter kills 16,000 pets each year. This is how some of those pets spend their final days in this life – being sprayed with a hose while trapped in a cage. While we know MAS director Matthew Pepper likes to dress up in a costume and dance to ‘Who Let the Dogs Out’ in the face of bad publicity, I think the pertinent question here is, Who doesn’t let the dogs out? The answer being, MAS staff. Two of the reasons for keeping a shelter clean are to minimize the spread of disease and provide a comfortable environment for the pets. Fail and fail. Can’t we do better?