Use this thread to share animal related links, stories, questions, etc. I wanted to share a couple of links I posted on Facebook this morning that tie in with dog bite prevention week: This one is from doggonesafe and although it is aimed at kids, I think it's useful for adults too. This post dissects … Continue reading Open Thread
Tonight on the blog's Facebook page, someone claiming to be Memphis ACO Glenn Andrews left a lengthy comment. This is my response. Dear Glenn Andrews, I'm going to answer your questions about shelter issues here. I won't be addressing the other comments that have nothing to do with animals. You asked about Mario and why … Continue reading Open Letter to Glenn Andrews in Memphis
Looking at this dog's face is causing my heart to crumble. This is what MAS has posted about him on PetHarbor: This DOG - ID#A241047 I am a male, black Labrador Retriever. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years old. I have been at the shelter since May 19, 2012. Can anyone help him? We … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day
See this dog on PetHarbor.
In January of this year, McDowell County commissioners approved a group called McDowell County Animal Outreach (MCAO) to run the county shelter. State inspectors approved an old car dealership building for use as the shelter site. The state inspected the site in March, April and May, noting violations of the state Animal Welfare Act. MCAO's … Continue reading NC Shelter Fined by State for Multiple Violations of Animal Welfare Act
After the city attempted to shake us down for $800 on the last set of MAS security camera videos, a FOIA request was filed for all documents pertaining to this fee. These records were purchased yesterday and reveal some interesting information which I will break down in this post. In response to one of the … Continue reading Down the Depraved Rabbit Hole in Memphis
The only rule is: no researching. Just have a guess and feel free to take dramatic license. Answer will be posted in the comments later today.
Fort Worth Animal Care & Control has been ignoring the recommendations of no kill advocates for years and instead, pioneering its own way to process animals at the pound. The city's protocol has been to categorize animals based upon tiers: Tier 1 -- Healthy and ready to adopt; Tier 2 -- Injured, ill or with … Continue reading Fort Worth Shelter’s Failing Plan Ramps Up the Fail
Regular readers may remember Jody Fisher's story of how she was fired from volunteering at MAS last year because, per then director Matt Pepper, she wasn't "on the same page" as the pet killing facility. After James Rogers took over as interim director, Ms. Fisher asked if she would be allowed to walk dogs at … Continue reading Retaliation: Volunteer Dog Walker at MAS Banned Due to My Post
Submitted by Reva Laituri, president of UPAWS in Michigan, who writes: A small group of 4-H children visited our shelter recently. As they quietly filed in past the reception area, one of our supervisor's, Rachel, noticed they kept their heads down or turned away, and avoided looking at her. She then realized they were all … Continue reading Shelter Pet of the Day