MAS has updated its website and added minutes from some recent meetings of the Adversary Board. I’ll catch you up.
From the October 2011 minutes of the Memphis Animal Shelter Adversary Board Secret Clubhouse Meeting:
There are 48 internal cameras tied to the real time crime center which is always monitored.
No they aren’t.
Don Siemer brought up the topic of holding strays for the legal holding time then euthanizing them as soon as they became city property, but said he realized there was not support for this.
Are ya sure? Did you double check? Cos I bet there’d be some support from some folks there.
[HSUS] recommend no webcams.
AHAHAHAHAHA! *snort* Well, yeah I guess the Kings of Animal Welfare Deception would.
The call backlog is at about 1200 now.
John Cox made a motion that we support removing old stray calls that are backlogged more than 30 days. The motion was seconded by Jen Clay. The motion passed.
Brilliant solution to city employees not doing their jobs. Hit DELETE.
Don Siemer brought up Pet Placement Partners and making sure there were no hoarding situations with the rescue groups who take animals from MAS. What safeguards are in place? Does the shelter check up on where the dogs rescue groups take end up? Could Code Enforcement help with this? Would a numbers limit on pets per home help control hoarding situations?
Yes, do tell MAS. What safeguards are in place to protect the animals you would otherwise be adding to your already full dumpster from being pulled by hoarders? Could we get some jackbooted thugs to storm into the homes of rescuers and write them some citations and maybe seize their animals? Why not put another piece of punitive legislation on the books such as pet limits to keep your failed MSN law company? Everyone knows that animal hoarders comply with pet limit laws.
From the November 2011 minutes of the Secret Handshake Club:
Charging for FOIA request for people abusing the system is being considered.
Dang those pesky taxpayers wanting to know where their money is going. Are you a FOIA request abuser? I’ll create a support group for you. Anonymous, natch.
From the December 2011 minutes of a meeting that was open to the public:
The fees for dangerous vicious hearing animals and animals being held for bite quarantine will increase to $68.00 per day. This is based on the fee the City charges the county as the cost of holding county animals. Within 10 days of impoundment the owner must prepay 30 days worth of boarding or the animal immediately becomes property of the city.
A fee of $2040 per dog, per month, in advance. Which hardly anyone will be able to pay. Congratulations Memphis – more dogs for your dumpsters.
Dr. Tower suggested that the Rotary Club could be asked for funding for education programs that they feel are so important.
Oh hello Persnickety. Can I touch your gavel?
The meeting was opened to the public.
A motion was made to adjourn by John Cox and seconded by Jeanne Chancellor
The meeting was adjourned.
I see that what the public has to say is very important to the Adversary Board.
The January 2012 minutes of the Special Friends Password Treehouse are here but the meeting was a big nothing.
From the February 2012 minutes of the Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring Wearers:
The adoption process for Pit Bulls and Pit mixes was discussed. The current process requires that the adopter pass a background check and a home check for a secure fence. These measures are taken for the protection of the dog.
Yes by all means, let’s protect the dog. And if no one at MAS can be bothered to do their jobs and get out to inspect the fence, just kill the dog. Better dead than MAS staff having to do their jobs. That’s the motto, right?
On Feb 18th there will be a vaccination/microchipping clinic at the shelter for City employees.
That’s nice. How about the rest of the unwashed masses – any vaccine/microchip clinics for them? Oh wait – that probably doesn’t fit in with The Plan. The Plan consisting of:
- Kill pets.
- Blame the public.