Reader Tammy sends in the following update on the dog she saw on the MAS webcams and adopted with the help of caring Memphis pet lovers. The dog is now named Sam and has arrived at Tammy’s home in KY:
I think he may have some sheep dog in him, though his paperwork says fox terrier. Maybe’s there’s a mix? Anyway, he is a very loyal dog and follows me everywhere. I mean everywhere – into the bathroom too. He is great with the kids and our other dog, Tsu. He is showing some dominance towards Tsu, but I think that is normal since she is a submissive dog. He certainly does not want her on my lap and getting my undivided attention. We have some dynamics to work out, but we will be fine. Over all, he has had a great first night and day. His tail hasn’t stopped wagging! Sam is going to be and already is an amazing, loving, smart and welcome addition to our family.
Thank you Tammy for saving Sam and for sharing this update.
Sam was housed in the stray area at MAS. Unless reclaimed by an owner or selected for the adoption hallway (which houses only about 30 dogs), he would have been killed without ever having been seen by the public. That’s wrong. How can shelter leaders in Memphis not see that? Look at these photos. This is where Sam, and all the other dogs in the stray area belong – in a loving home. Not in a dumpster.
Memphis, please – stop the killing.
If you’d like to donate to a fund set up for helping get more pets out of MAS, I have placed a link on the right side of the blog under Graham’s picture. And thank you.
Here is a video featuring the forgotten dogs at MAS: