MAS is currently killing dogs who exhibit symptoms of an upper respiratory illness which is treatable with 14 days of antibiotics. Per MAS vet Rebecca Coleman, the dogs “just need a couple of weeks to recover and they’re back to normal and doing fine”. The body count so far:
Twenty dogs have already been put down, another seven could be too.
As tragic as that is, MAS volunteer “Friends” and staff seem to be hiding their pain. On the “Friends” FB page, the pound’s only meaningful online presence, they are giddy about moving to the new building – the one with no webcams visible to the public:
And in the spot where they like to leave visual messages to webcam watchers (like stuffed monkeys and biscuits), they’ve got this hilarious shot staged:
In some cases, I’m not sure if they are hiding their pain or just plain hiding. This dog appears to be unable to walk and was brought in at 4pm yesterday:
The beautiful dog was placed on this cart:
and left there…
I hope the dog wasn’t in terrible pain. What justification could there be for forcing this dog to wait, unattended like this?
Later, another dog came in while a TV news crew was in the lobby.
That dog was not left alone but attended to right away:
These 4 pups were brought in and tied to the pole in the lobby yesterday morning:
They were left tied to that pole while a TV news crew came and went. An hour later, the pups were still there:
Finally, they were carried to the kill room:
But yes, by all means MAS “Friends” and staff, carry on as usual while dogs are being needlessly killed all around you. As the saying goes, do what you’re good at. I’ll be right here.