I am too disgusted by the seemingly endless killing and inhumane treatment of pets at Memphis Animal Services to put more webcam shots on the front of the blog today. I just don’t have the stomach to see it every time I click on the blog. So I’m posting today’s group of shots on a separate page for anyone who chooses to look. I just want to take a day off from covering the front page of my blog with images of cruelty and killing.
It’s very difficult to sort through so many images of this nature every day. Believe me, there are MANY more than what I’ve posted here. I find it difficult to choose which ones to share. I am someone who doesn’t normally choose to look at horrific images but in this case, I feel an obligation. As much as I hate doing it, I feel a connection to these pets – many of whom were kept behind locked doors with no chance of being adopted, treated inhumanely and then killed by the people paid to protect them from harm. I don’t want them to have died without some sort of memorial. And I hope that memorial will ultimately be Memphis going no kill.
I wish I had photos of MAS pets out on walks with the shelter staff, getting a bath before an adoption event, and going home with their new owners. But there are no photos like that of the majority of pets at MAS – only for the select few, and they already have their own cheerleaders. I am here to speak for the ones who don’t get a walk or a bath or a chance to be loved by someone. They get stuffed into a cage where they have to relieve themselves and eat and then try in vain to avoid the hose when the workers come to spray down their piss and shit. Then they get a noose around the neck and hauled off to be killed. It sucks. But let me be clear: No one should feel sorry for me because I have to sort through these images of cruelty every day. Feel sorry for the pets who are enduring it. Then take action.
Memphis, please – stop the killing.