I have voiced my opposition to mandatory spay-neuter (MSN) laws many times but to recap, they don't work. MSN has never significantly reduced or ended the killing of shelter pets anywhere it's been tried. In some places, killing increased after MSN was enacted. It's a proven failure. Yet there are still many animal advocates who … Continue reading Discussion: Tell Me How MSN Could Work
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled last week that Pitbulls and Pitbull mixes are inherently dangerous animals. No proof required. The decision reads: Upon a plaintiff’s sufficient proof that a dog involved in an attack is a pit bull or a pit bull cross, and that the owner, or other person(s) who has the right … Continue reading MD Court Ruling is a Step Back for Dogs and People
Atlanta Humane Society has 2 facilities, one of which cost 10 million dollars and was just opened in December 2011. Three whistleblowers went to the local Fox affiliate to expose wrongdoing at the Atlanta Humane Society, prompting the reporter to investigate further and visit the facility to ask for the other side of the story. … Continue reading Updated: Whistleblowers Expose Parvo Coverup at Atlanta Humane Society
Since Thursday came and went with no response from the city of Memphis regarding the missing video from our FOIA request, an additional e-mail was sent today to follow up. The city replied that, due to our "rather extensive" video request (it was less than half of the prior request), "the operator missed some of … Continue reading Oops
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On Wednesday April 11, a potential adopter named Rob says he contacted the Memphis pound about a precious little mite he had seen online and wanted to save. He was told the pup had been exposed to parvo and to call back in 2 days. He called back on April 13 and found out MAS … Continue reading Healthy Pup Was Wanted by Adopter But MAS Killed Him
The city of Memphis removed the public webcams after images of what appeared to be abuse and neglect were revealed to the public. Interim director James Rogers has indicated that the public can still see what's going on by filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for security camera footage. These very costly requests … Continue reading Petition to Bring the Webcams Back to MAS
I received the discs today provided by the city of Memphis in response to the FOIA request for MAS security camera footage from 7am to 7pm on April 10 and 11. Just as I did last time, I performed a spot check of the discs upon receipt. Unfortunately, there appear to be some significant problems. … Continue reading Gee, I’m glad we didn’t pay $800 for this…
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Just as it is unfair to punish a shelter dog based on breed, so it is unethical to kill shelter pets based on the name of a disease. In this post, I'm talking about canine parvovirus but the statement can apply to other diseases as well. Euthanasia to end the suffering of medically hopeless pets … Continue reading CAPA Modified – Parvo is Not a License for Shelters to Kill