These clips from reader Casey are taken from the February 7 security camera footage. They identify a serious safety issue for the dogs in the room – a loose metal panel at the bottom of the cage which appears to have sharp edges and the ability to trap dogs. Sadly, the videos further identify what had been evident on the webcams for so long (before the city shut them down) – nobody at MAS cares. There is no training class or refresher course which can instill empathy into a person.
The dog in the lower right corner appears to have his head stuck through the metal panel. Three workers come in to look at the dog and then leave. When one of the workers returns with a chokepole and sticks it on the dog’s face while opening the cage door, the dog manages to free himself, having already been chokepoled that day. It’s impossible to tell if his neck was injured from the incident but the worker doesn’t seem to care, stringing the dog up on the chokepole and removing him from the room.
The following clips are all of the same dog. In the first, he is seen sticking his head out the unsecured metal panel and barking pitifully for several minutes.
A worker comes into the room but doesn’t bother to check if the dog is injured nor make any effort to make the cage safe.
Another worker sees the dog’s head sticking out and also does nothing. Is the dog stuck? The worker doesn’t check.
Finally, someone pays attention to the dog. Tragically, it’s not to check to see if his neck his injured or even to give him some pets. It’s to string him up in a metal noose and whip him out of the cage, presumably on his way to the kill room.