These three skinny dogs were placed into the first three kennels on the right in the Rabies Observation area at MAS yesterday. If they are being held for bites, my understanding of local law is that their only hope of getting out alive is owner redemption. Memphis has some very stupid pet laws on the … Continue reading Is there any hope for these three dogs?
Month: June 2011
Dora the Explora
An advocate in Memphis, Jan Courtney, saw this dog in the stray area on an MAS webcam and inquired about helping the dog. On June 24, Jan went to the shelter to meet the dog, whom she is calling Dora, and took this photo. Dora was moved from the stray area to an observation area … Continue reading Dora the Explora
Since MAS does not list its pets online (except for a lucky few), we have no way of finding out information about a pet in need except to ask MAS. When we ask, they say "File a FOIA request". When we file a FOIA request, they say "We need the ID number in order to … Continue reading Dilemma
I saw this dog being brought in today on the MAS webcams. I assume she is a stray, I haven't seen her listed online and she is being housed in the area off-limits to adopters. She looks like a plain brown wrapper Pibble - just the kind I like. I'm calling her Jane. If no … Continue reading Sweet Jane
MAS: Chokepole Haven
More caps from the most recent day I offered to help a dog in need at MAS. They were apparently too busy to reply:
Memphis Bits and Bobs
Take heart Memphis taxpayers - you're not the only ones getting the shaft. The new MAS building will have the capacity to house dozens of additional dogs and yet Matt Pepper says, "We're going to be overcrowded the moment we walk in." Editorial: Blame the irresponsible public blah.
MAS Policy: Scruffing should be used ONLY when necessary
MAS' policies on humane treatment of pets and scruffing can be found here. How do you think they're doing?
I’m drunk, I’m naked and I’m doing dog surgery!
Chicago, IL - Stewart Gibbs, a 44 year old owner of a Doberman Pinscher, was attempting a DIY cyst removal operation on his pet in his apartment this month when the landlord showed up regarding an unrelated matter: When the landlord knocked on Gibbs's apartment door and heard no response, he let himself in, where … Continue reading I’m drunk, I’m naked and I’m doing dog surgery!
The Ground Beyond is Sour
Third Time’s a Charm
I hope. Since I haven't yet received any info on my offer to help any dog in need at MAS, nor have readers received any info on this dog, or this one, I'm posting yet another dog who was apparently surrendered to MAS on June 22 (the day I made my most recent offer to … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm