I would like to help one of the healthy/treatable, friendly dogs in the stray area at MAS who is not listed online and is not available for viewing by potential adopters visiting the shelter. My understanding is that there are hundreds of dogs in the stray area at any given time.
I don’t want to have to get someone in TN to file a Freedom of Information Act request for records. If anyone can give me ANY details on one healthy/treatable, friendly dog in the stray area, I will do my best to try and help that dog.
A photo would be wonderful. The ID number of the dog would be very helpful as well since it may not be possible to identify the dog to shelter staff otherwise. Gender, age, neuter/vax/heartworm status would all be welcome information too. But I will be happy to take anything I can get. I just want to help a dog who otherwise has no one advocating for his right to live.
Will anyone at MAS send me information on one dog in need?
(Non)Update: The response from MAS has been underwhelming. As in nothing. I don’t understand it. One of the ladies from Meows and BowWows donated a digital camera to the shelter at the last meeting. What will it take for somebody at MAS to take that camera into the stray area and take a picture of a dog for me to try and help? Or use your cell phone. Or do a line drawing on the back of a napkin. Or just e-mail me a vague description like “brown and waggy”. I guess what I’m not getting is why dog after dog is visible on the webcams being taken to the kill room when there is an offer to help one of them? ONE DOG. Will you let me try to help one dog from the stray area? Jesus Harold Christ…