This cat, now named Charlotte, was rescued from Memphis Animal Services by Meows and Bow Wows. There is a donation link to Paypal on their Petfinder page as well as a snail mail address if you prefer to mail a check. You can specify if you would like your donation to be used only for Charlotte and her 4 kittens.
Added: Ona says Charlotte was tested at the vet yesterday for FeLV and FIV – both negative. She will need to be spayed in future, all the mewing piggies will need shots and deworming, and of course canned cat food doesn’t grow on trees… So, if you are in a position to toss in a buck or two, please visit the above link or the ChipIn. Because sadly, Charlotte’s former beau is a deadbeat dad.
For those in need of bullet points for tonight’s advisory board meeting or for a letter to shelter leaders, here you go:
Summary of Concerns at Memphis Animal Services
- The killing of pets who are not medically hopeless and suffering nor have they been declared a danger to society by a qualified party.
- The killing of pets when there are empty cages at the shelter.
- The killing of pets who have never been made available to the public for adoption, rescue or foster.
- The killing of pets due to disease outbreak without ever making a public plea for help with quarantine to save lives.
- Failure of the shelter to vaccinate all incoming pets as per standard disease prevention protocol.
- Failure of the shelter to remove dogs and food from cages during cleaning as per standard disease prevention protocol.
- Failure of the shelter to utilize their Chameleon software to interface with PetHarbor so that every pet is viewable online by the public.
- Failure of the shelter to properly train and/or enforce humane handling of pets by the staff.
- Failure of the shelter to implement a TNR program so that the number of feral cats in the community can be reduced over time.
- Failure of the shelter to keep cats separated from the sight, sound and smell of dogs in order to reduce stress and make the population less susceptible to disease.
- Failure of the shelter to provide daily aerobic exercise for dogs for social stimulation and in order to reduce stress and make the population less susceptible to disease.