Since I will be offline for the next few days while I'm at the No Kill Conference, I'm going to leave this open thread for anyone who wants to chit-chat, share pets or what-have-you. Links are fine but I would limit them to no more than 2 per comment in order to avoid being snagged … Continue reading Open Thread
The public can now view every pet at MAS, not just the lucky few who are selected for the adoption hallway. Unfortunately, the meet and greet area is at the city dump and the pets will be in a decomposed state: City Solid Waste employees from the Memphis Public Works Division are discarding dead animals … Continue reading Which do you want first – the bad news or…?
Sharing some more of the webcam images from yesterday. None of these made the local news.
This afternoon, I capped the above shot via the MAS webcams. I attached it to the below e-mail which I sent to director Matt Pepper, his boss Janet Hooks, and Mayor Wharton: My understanding is that MAS ties dogs to the wall in the kill room and forces them to watch the dogs ahead of … Continue reading Scared to Death?
A letter to the editor of a Memphis paper encourages readers to walk in the shoes of MAS workers instead of criticizing them. Because: They do not want to be involved in euthanasia, but these employees are often required to. These employees are attacked by animals and people alike. They are exposed to animal excrement, … Continue reading An Indecent Proposal
Well, crud. The pretty dog who caught my eye on the MAS webcam this morning was in a cage with what appeared to me to be two other dogs. A reader sent me some photos this afternoon and it looks as if all three dogs were taken to the kill room. [Insert profanity here.]
I just read about a shelter dog named Dusty over on KC Dog Blog. Please read Brent's post and click the link he has to an online petition aimed at saving Dusty's life. Based on a bogus "temperament test" - and I use the words loosely - Dusty is marked for killing. The first video … Continue reading Court Orders Killing of Michigan Shelter Dog
This MAS webcam grab shows part of the stray dog area which is off limits to potential adopters. If you want to find out about the very cute dog visible in this shot, you must contact MAS and hope your e-mail gets read and responded to by someone there. Or you could call but generally … Continue reading Some Good News from Memphis
These are pets. They deserve to live. Memphis, please - stop the killing.
Someone reportedly e-mailed a threatening letter to Memphis Councilwoman Janis Fullilove. These types of letters are unacceptable. They are also inevitable in any type of high profile case of public outrage such as what's been happening with MAS. There will always be a tiny minority of these types of letters generally sent by someone from … Continue reading Memphis Police Asked to Investigate Threatening E-mail to Janis Fullilove