A reader sends in this bit of info regarding MAS policy on scruffing and dragging dogs:
City of Memphis
Policies and Procedures Manual
Expiration Jan. 1. 2012
Memphis Animal Services
Chapter 2: Guiding Principles and Expectations
Section 1: Humane Treatment
No Agent of Memphis Animal Services is to drag or pull any animal by catch pole or lead unless no other practical method of safely handling or moving the animal is available.
Small dogs are to have their weight supported from beneath when being transported within the facility or in the field and are not to be suspended by the back of the neck (scruffed) as a method of control unless no other practical method of safely handling or moving the animal is available.
So I guess a whole buncha workers at MAS are like, busted?
Of course, these are just “snapshots in time” and we have no idea what happened in the second before or after. It was prolly all belly rubs and slobbery kisses.
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