What’ll they think of next?

The trash can family made the local news in Memphis tonight.  Check out the story, including an interview with Ona Cooper from Meows and BowWows, here.  I just want to highlight one thing:

A city spokesperson said the video does not actually show the employee tossing the puppies into the trash can.

I’ll wait while you click the link to the article and verify that I did not make that shit up.

It’s true.  The webcams only snap shots every 15 seconds and there isn’t one of a puppy in mid-air, halfway between the worker’s hands and the garbage can.  So we really don’t know what happened in those photos.  Let’s try to come up with some reasonable explanations, shall we?

Note:  The online stories which receive the most comments are the ones that get followed up on by the media.  So leave a comment on Ms. DiPrizio’s piece and/or drop her an e-mail to thank her for exposing the truth about the shelter.

28 thoughts on “What’ll they think of next?

  1. I like the line that comes after yours:
    “the employee was disciplined for not following shelter procedure.”

    Really? disciplined? How so? Probably a promotion. And what the hell is shelter procedure? According to the webcams NONE of the employees are following shelter procedure and they should all be disciplined! *aka Shot!

  2. Fantastic!!!! great coverage and tone..love it when she says, “The spin from city hall on this one…”

  3. While it’s not a documentary film I am still very glad the local news covered the suffering of the animals at MAS. It’s a beginning (I hope) of more good things to come.

  4. It must be a trick done with lots of smoke and mirrors and funneh spokes speak. Did you actually SEE what came before the shot and after? heh heh heh.

  5. This is good news–not the original trash can episode, of course, but the fact that the (voting) public is starting to see what really goes on.

  6. The bigger question is how many puppies are in the trash can that we don’t see or what are they piled on top of? Perhaps dead dogs?

    I wrote everyone and sent the picture of the puppies in the trash can. I did manage to get one response back. I have taken to forwarding all the pictures to all the appropriate people so they see this right in front of their face.

    You will see who I wrote to, what my response was for the pictures puppies in a can and what was written back:

    I got an e-mail back from sanders127@yahoo.com. This is what was said.

    You understand that Allen, Jackie and I agree with you.
    Cindy Sanders

    From: “Norwayblonde@aol.com”
    To: ac.wharton@memphistn.gov; janet.hooks@memphistn.gov; matthew.pepper@memphistn.gov; MASBoard@memphistn.gov; sanders127@yahoo.com; jjohns25@hotmail.com; allensribs@aol.com; Bill.Boyd@memphistn.gov; bill.morrison@memphistn.gov; Myron.Lowery@memphistn.gov; janis.fullilove@memphistn.gov; swearengen.ware@memphistn.gov; harold.collins@memphistn.gov; wanda.halbert@memphistn.gov; Joe.Brown@memphistn.gov; shea.flinn@memphistn.gov; Kemp.Conrad@memphistn.gov; edmund.fordjr@memphistn.gov; reid.hedgepeth@memphistn.gov; Jim.Strickland@memphistn.gov
    Sent: Mon, May 16, 2011 8:30:25 PM

    My comment below that I sent them along with the picture of the puppies in the can:

    Subject: Here’s the pictures of puppies put in a trash can! Outrageous. Wake up!!!

    Only a nincompoop would think that these workers did not put these puppies in a can! Come on – how stupid do we all look????

    1. Cindy, Jackie, and Allen are on the Advisory Board – there are 2 other members but these 3 are the only ones that TRULY care – I know they are working diligently in trying to help make some much needed changes at the hell-hole!

  7. Once a dumpster diver always a dumpster diver. The puppies, being used to looking in garbage for food, jumped in hoping to find some dinner.

    Yay Ona Cooper!!!

  8. Ona,
    I nominate you to be the spokeswoman for animals in Memphis.
    Articulate, intelligent and the camera likes you.

  9. In looking at that photo, the ACO looks as if she is the shortstop.
    Just in case a puppy misses the trash can.

  10. Meows and BowWows totally rocks! I’m trying to get everyone I know to send them money so they can continue to ransom these animals out of MAS.

  11. Here are some links to Councilwoman Fullilove: She’s a real piece of work!

    Memphis councilwoman Janis Fullilove apologizes for ‘pole dancing …
    Aug 17, 2010 … Fullilove is apologizing for “over the top” behavior at a party associated with a national convention last week. “Yes, I was on the pole,” …
    http://www.commercialappeal.com/…/memphis-councilwoman-janis-fullilove-apologies-pol/ – Cached – Similar
    Mediaverse®: On Councilwoman Janis Fullilove
    ORIGINAL POST (5/5): According to WREG, City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove was involved in a car accident in Tunica Friday night. …
    mediaverse-memphis.blogspot.com/…/on-councilwoman-janis-fullilove.html – Cached – Similar
    Mediaverse®: On Councilwoman Janis Fullilove (Licensed)
    Marsha Blackburn in a clear lie, and now, he captures Councilwoman Janis Fullilove driving at a time when her validity of license is in question. …
    mediaverse-memphis.blogspot.com/…/on-councilwoman-janis-fullilove.html – Cached

    More Troubles For Councilwoman Janis Fullilove – WREG
    Nov 29, 2010 … (Memphis 11/29/2010) In some ways, Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove is a human version of a supermarket tabloid. …
    http://www.wreg.com/wreg-memphis-fullilove-abuse,0,2400810.story – Cached
    Grand Jury Indicts Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove | The …
    Jul 8, 2009 … Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced Wednesday that the state grand jury for Shelby County had indicted Memphis City …
    http://www.memphisflyer.com/…/grand-jury-indicts-memphis-city-councilwoman-janis-fullilove – Cached – Similar
    Grand Jury Indicts Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove
    Jul 8, 2009 … Grand Jury Indicts Memphis City Councilwoman Janis Fullilove … According to the indictment, Fullilove-Chalmers “unlawfully and knowingly” …
    http://www.scdag.com/…Councilwoman-Janis-Fullilove/Default.aspx – Cached
    Councilwoman Janis Fullilove Indicted

    Jul 8, 2009
    Councilwoman Janis Fullilove Indicted, Read more at http://www.myfoxmemphis.com.

  12. Made my morning, sick Pri** lets put him in the trash….it looks like no matter what is said NOTHING can be done about this….

  13. Why is Matthew Pepper not tending his own big fat mess? He has no business helping with other disasters when he has one of his very own!

  14. Just got an e-mail that says CNN is picking up the story on the trashcan family. Not verified but if it’s true–then the pups are going national. Yay! BETTER than a billboard!

  15. I imagine their point is that the dogs might have been gently placed in the can rather than tossed. Because that would be so much better, you know. *Insert eye roll here.*

  16. Since I don’t live in Memphis I am curious about how much longer this wretched woman will be on the board? Hopefully her term will be up soon and she won’t be re-elected??

    1. Oops, sorry, I meant to put this question under the entry about Janis “Fullofhate”.

  17. THANK YOU JENI DIPRIZIO! Let’s hope this DOES go national on CNN – that’ll be the day that Wharton dies (metaphorically speaking, of course). Then we can really get some shit done!

  18. Thanks to Ona and the newswoman who covered this story. You guys did great and Im glad we are getting more coverage!

    As far as the “you dont know how the dogs got into the trashcan” thing, why is it that they always use this same “screenshots in time” excuse? Its tired. I wish I had a snarky comment for this, but sadly I do not, so I just voted for the first option because I felt like it was the funniest for some reason.

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