This dog was apparently killed before the shelter opened on Thursday.
The shelter needs someone trained in proper use of the control pole so that situations like this don't happen.
Incoming dog tries to resist being pulled into kennel.
This dog does not want to go in either so lies down as his leash is being pulled.
After being forced into the run, the dog tries to squeeze out through the food bowl opening.
Not coming back.
MAS kills 77% of the pets at the shelter. Many of them are never offered for adoption or rescue.
This beautiful dog appears curious as he comes into the shelter.
A few minutes later, it's not hard to tell from the body language how this dog is feeling.
Trapped cat brought into the shelter. MAS has no TNR program so feral cats are killed.
Another trapped cat - this one didn't want to move into the shelter's feral cat box so out came the pole.
Cat yanked out of his cage during cleaning.
Cat being handled like he's vermin.
An ACO walks a large dog on a choke pole past three dogs tied to cages.
Someone put bandannas on 2 of these dogs.
Anyone minding the store? When someone came to retrieve these 3, it appeared as if 2 were placed in kennels with stop signs saying not to put dogs here and the black dog was taken to the kill room.
No matter where you live, you can make your concerns about the shelter known to the following individuals:
Janet Hooks, Director, Public Services and Neighborhoods: email@example.com
Matthew Pepper, Director, Memphis Animal Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Sanders, MAS Advisory Board email@example.com
Jackie Johns, MAS Advisory Board firstname.lastname@example.org
Allen Iskiwitz, MAS Advisory Board email@example.com
Keep your letters succinct and respectful. Let the city leaders know that people from all over are condemning what is going on at MAS. Remind them there is a viable alternative: make Memphis a no kill community. Include a
link to this primer on no kill.
Please use your voice to speak for all the pets in the MAS incinerator today and those still hanging on at the shelter, behind closed doors, never to be seen by the public. Share this info with the many caring pet owners you know so that they can write letters too.
A jug fills drop by drop. ~ The Buddha