In a recent speech to the rotary club, Memphis Animal Services interim director James Rogers talked about his work to date at the pound:
“We’re looking at 100 days. Look at what’s happened in 100 days. What do you think it will look like in another 100 days? We’re on a positive trend. And we will continue to march forward in terms of excellence.”
I am not a dogfighter and do not claim to speak with any authority on the subject. But as I understand it, two of the most important qualities dogfighters look for in a dog are:
- Willingness to fight other dogs
- Willingness to accept human handling during the dog aggression behavior without redirecting to the human
This clip was from the April FOIA request for video footage from the Memphis pound. For those who don’t know, MAS participates in the Shelby Co Department of Corrections work release program and has inmates coming each day to work at the pound. Reader Casey has been reviewing some of the discs and sent in this clip of an inmate holding a Pitbull while his cage is being cleaned. I can’t say definitively that I know what’s happening here or why but it looks bad to me. If anyone can think of a reasonable explanation for what’s going on in this clip, please share. I am running out of ideas.