In November, Memphis Animal Services continued its downward trend with a live release rate (adoptions, returns to owner, transfers to rescue) of just 22%. MAS killed 76% of the pets in its care in November, despite promises from city officials that the only pets who would be killed during the transition period (from the old building to the new one) would be for medical reasons.
Pet advocates have been requesting a detailed report on the November killings since December 1st but last I heard, the city has not provided these records. If anyone has a copy of the November report, please let me know.
Memphis, please – stop the killing. There is a proven method you could begin to implement today which would end the needless killing of healthy/treatable pets at MAS. What have you got to lose by giving it a try? Your way obviously isn’t working. Unless the city’s goal is to maintain the status quo of horrors and shame, that is.