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 which is not visible on the webcams. This is the information we have:
Cage # OBV 31
Impounded as a stray on 6-17-11
Female, spayed, about 1 year old
Vaccinated for distemper/parvo and kennel cough
MAS requires a background check and home check on anyone wanting to adopt the dog as they state she is a Pitbull mix.
Jan describes Dora as a loving dog with a sweet disposition. She observed a “slightly hairless spot on her right side” which MAS attributes to possible flea allergies but Jan reports that, save for that spot, Dora has a beautiful coat and appeared healthy.
In checking back with MAS about Dora and whether she would be moved to the adoption hallway, Jan was advised that, due to the suspected allergy, Dora “is not a good adoption candidate for the general public and really needs to go to a rescue group or person. So, the dog is still waiting on someone to get her. I have no idea how long I can hold her as we are getting full again so the sooner the better.”
If you are interested in contacting MAS about Dora, here is the contact info:
Memphis Animal Services
3456 Tchulahoma Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Phone: (901) 362-5310