The Memphis Flyer posted a story about a respiratory disease outbreak at MAS at 3:52pm today. The piece states that 17 dogs have been killed already due to the disease. Presumably, the interview with Janet Hooks included in the article would have been conducted at some point prior to 3:52 pm:
Shelter staff is also working to remove dogs from the shelter through its Pet Placement Partners.
“We’ve sent an email to all registered Pet Placement Partners soliciting them to rescue as many dogs as they can,” Hooks said.
MAS “Pet Placement Partners” report receiving an e-mail from Tracy Dunlap at MAS listing 30 dogs as being in an area affected by the outbreak and in need of rescue. The e-mail is timestamped 4:08pm. MAS closed at 5pm today.
Perhaps Janet Hooks had been advised the e-mail had already been sent to the rescue contacts at the time she gave the interview to the Flyer. I don’t know. It would seem some sort of clarification may be needed.
The pound is scheduled to move to its new building in a few weeks. Neither Janet Hooks nor the late e-mail plea to rescuers indicates how the disease outbreak may affect the dogs locked up in the secret stray area as far as moving to the new facility. Will all the dogs in the stray area be going to the new building?