Although Memphis Animal Services does offer a small percentage of its dogs to the public for adoption, most of the dogs are kept behind closed doors. They are either taken directly to the kill room upon intake or held for a few days in a cage in the stray area and then killed. They are … Continue reading MAS: Black Hole Sun
How about a little break? Random: Taxidermied pets - Have you? Would you? Explain.
In Australia, the towns of Campbelltown and Wollondilly place heavy restrictions on owners of Pitbull type dogs. The city councils are concerned that some owners may not be in compliance with the law and are keeping Pitbulls they haven't registered. As such, and in response to the tragic death of a child who was killed … Continue reading Amnesty and Killing – They Just Go Together
August 25, 2011 The Honorable Robert E. Cooper, Jr. Office of the Attorney General and Reporter P.O. Box 20207 Nashville, TN 37202-0207 Dear Attorney General: Because of widespread malfeasance at Memphis Animal Services (MAS), which implicates the staff, the director, the city council, the city attorney, and the Mayor, we are calling for your office … Continue reading Memphis: A Public Trust Betrayed
MAS webcam watchers are bearing witness to the abuse and killing that goes on at the pound. They are giving faces to pets who would otherwise be known only as a statistic in a year end killing report. For this, I am grateful. It takes a toll on those who watch the webcams, just like … Continue reading Is Anyone Laughing?
Submitted by reader April who writes: My name is Miss Priss. I am about a year young beautiful calico (as you can see below!). My foster mommy rescued me out of what they call a “high-kill, gassing animal control shelter”. Sounds bad to me but it wasn’t my fault! I was just out walking, got … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day – North Carolina
Memphis, please - open up the stray area so that people can see and touch your dogs. Stop the killing.
For Friday night chit-chat. Also, your mission, should you choose to accept it: Spread the word about the mass kitty adoption event in Gainesville, FL this weekend. Most of the east coast is worrying over Hurricane Irene but FL is not expected to be impacted. If you are an east coaster and have to evacuate, … Continue reading Open Thread
A Lebanon, Ohio couple's cat, named Haze, didn't come home last Friday. On Saturday, unbeknownst to the owners, Haze turned up in a neighbor's yard and appeared to be sick or injured. The neighbor planned to knock on doors in the neighborhood to try and find out where the cat lived but before she could … Continue reading Ohio City’s Policy on Handling Stray Pets Comes Under Scrutiny
Is there anyone in Memphis willing to wage a political campaign for reform?