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 them being killed before it’s their turn. I have previously conveyed to you how strongly I am opposed to this practice. Just now, I saw on the webcam what appears to be a dog and a cat being taken together to the kill room. I would like to get some clarification on this:
Does the attached shot depict a cat and a dog being brought to the kill room together?
I know you are aware of how terrifying the sight, sound and smell of killing is to any pet, let alone the sight, sound and smell of another species of animal being in close proximity while the killing is occurring. I find it very troubling to think that MAS might allow this practice.
Please clarify this issue for me.
If I receive a response, I will let you know.
I have raised this question in the past, as it seems that cats and dogs are sometimes brought the kill room one after the other, with too short a time span in between to have killed and disposed of the previous pet and cleaned up the room for the next killing. But this is the first time I can recall seeing what appears to be a cat and a dog being taken together by one worker to the kill room. Specifically, I see a cat in an open wire cage and a dog on a chokepole. What does the MAS policy manual say about this? Under the KILLING tab does it simply say “Whatevs”?