MAS took in more than 15,000 pets in 2010. They house several hundred pets at a time. Today, they have 29 listings on Petfinder. I don’t know if these are current listings.
There are 30 dogs listed on PetHarbor but not one of them has a photo and they all appear to be out of date with intake dates going back to March and April. There are 6 cats listed but only one with a photo and they too appear to be out of date.
MAS already uses Chameleon software which allows them to photograph each pet and upload the photo and pet info to PetHarbor immediately upon intake. But they don’t do it.
They are closed 2 days a week, one of which is Sunday – a day many adopters have off work.
Offsite adoption events? I haven’t heard of any.
Adopters who are able to make it to the pound during their open hours are only allowed to meet a couple dozen dogs – the rest are kept behind closed doors. In 2010, MAS killed 77% of the pets in its care.
If we see a pet on the webcams we’d like to help, we are told to file a FOIA request. When we file the FOIA request, they write back and tell us we have to pay for the records.
Volunteers offer to help get pets out of MAS and into homes but they are told their services are not wanted.
It seems as if the protocols in place are designed to keep pets from being adopted. If they are not intended for that purpose then hello, fail.
The city likes to say that the new MAS building will fix everything. I’m assuming the current policies will remain in place when MAS moves to the new building so I can’t see how moving will fix any of these problems.
Can’t you do any better than this MAS?