In this clip, a worker at MAS slips a leash around a Yorkie’s neck. He forces the little dog to jump without any support and while being choked via the leash, from a top tier cage.
Those of us who have ever cared for a dog with a knee injury (I nursed a Flatcoat through bilateral cruciate injuries) know how painful it can be for the dog and how helpless you can feel at times. That’s one reason why common sense animal handling practices are so important. For example, you never force a dog to jump from any height. Especially not a scared dog, such as one in a shelter environment, since he’s likely already tense (making him ripe for injury). And especially not a dog who would be jumping onto a slick floor (again, increasing the risk of injury). And especially not a dog to whom you are offering no stabilizing support but whom you are choking via a leash around the neck.
There are 3 incidents in the clip below. The second dog shown appears to have a knee injury and is unable to bear weight on one of his hind legs. He is forced to jump onto the slick floor by a worker at MAS. It’s possible he already had the injury prior to the jump – I couldn’t say for sure. But either the worker forced a dog to jump on an injured leg or the worker caused the dog to injure himself by forcing him to jump unsupported.
The first dog in the clip is removed from the cage via chokepole. There appears to be some taunting involved.
The last clip shows two pups. The worker opens their cage door then appears to leave the room, leaving them unattended until he returns shortly thereafter.