Correction: I mistakenly referred to May 4, the day Nola was killed by MAS, as the date of impound in the original version of this post. Her date of impound was May 3. I have corrected the post.
Now we know why MAS refused to provide Nola’s records to owner Victoria Henry weeks ago when she first asked, requiring her to file a FOIA request in order to force the city to share Nola’s information. MAS records reveal that Nola was killed the day after impound by MAS on May 4. Ms. Henry received a phone call from MAS interim director James Rogers and went to the pound to view the records herself.
James Rogers says the pound “would love to be a no kill facility” but there are too many animals coming through the doors to stop killing. Let’s be clear: Nola had an owner who dressed her up in girly outfits for pictures, an owner who was trying to find her and wanted her back home but was denied the opportunity because MAS killed the dog as soon as they got her into the pet killing facility. Then they attempted to cover up the crime and deny the owner access to Nola’s records, all the while claiming they were investigating this huge mystery.
MAS has no desire to be a no kill facility. If they did, the very least they could do is not kill owned pets within 1 day after intake and then lie about it later. Those are the actions of cowards – too afraid to make a change and stop killing animals, too irresponsible to own up to their actions and tell the truth.
Goodbye Nola. I’m sorry the people who were supposed to protect you when you got lost killed you instead. You are loved. You are not forgotten.