You might remember dog #241641 at the Memphis pound by her bloody photo. She was impounded as a stray on June 3, 2012. The vet determined she required no treatment for her bloody mouth. She was tested for heartworm and found to be negative.
She was never offered for adoption but Memphis shelter pet advocate Jody Fisher asked if she could be granted some time to try and do the pound’s job and network the dog. She was given 72 hours.
As soon as the hold expired, MAS killed the dog because her “space [was] needed”, despite having plenty of empty cages at the facility.
Another lie from MAS, another failure from MAS, another dead pet for the Memphis landfill.
Memphis, please – stop the killing.
15 thoughts on “Follow Up on Dog #241641 at MAS”
But they’re at their limit of “capacity to care”! Which I think is a euphemism for “we don’t give a shit”.
Since their “capacity to care” is obviously zero, they should just kill them all on intake and then they’d always have lots of nice, clean cages….
dont give them any ideas..they might do it… :(
Is there not interest enough in most places to have a private shelter that pulls ALL the animals from the municipal pound and not rely on begging against time limits and the numerous failed government efforts? Looking at the big picture it does not seem to be that expensive to pull off. With the real estate market the way it is right now I bet there are tons of buildings that would make grand shelters that the owners are actively looking for write-offs or payment in kind (free rent) for charity. As we have seen demonstrated it does not take much in the way of facilities or personnel with the right volunteer management. Just seems to me it’s being made so much more complicated than it needs to be.
I SO AGREE ROB, THE ONLY REASONS THOSES ASSES ARE THERE IS FOR THE FUNDS, AND NOT AT ALL FOR THE PETS
DEUCES MR MAYOR; 2 FINGERS WAVING IN YOUR FACE!! & ‘YO’ FOR GOOD MEASURE!!
I think they are murdered her because we were asking questions and we wanted her saved..
No, that would imply that she was special in their eyes when, in fact, none of them are special, they just all get shunted to the landfill, one after the other after the other. They are “things”. “Inventory”. Nothing more.
Did this little girl even get enough of the dose for killing? She weighed 66 pounds, closer to 70 than 60 that gave her dosage for.
omg.. I can’t even think about that… OH NO…Something has to be done to change the way things are being done there.. I am so sick of it. I want GOD to fix this now!
Horrific. Any dog that someone shows an interest in should be saved unless they ate clearly in so much pain that it would be inhumane to keep them.
Sad..but it doesnt really surprise me much, coming from MAS. RIP sweet girl.
She is at peace now, but very sad and so wrong.
It is heart breaking to continue to watch the killing at MAS
I too am wondering the same thing as Rob: “Is there not interest enough in most places to have a private shelter that pulls ALL the animals from the municipal pound and not rely on begging against time limits and the numerous failed government efforts?”
Wasn’t the first no kill community created in California made so by a non-profit shelter taking all the animals that the government run shelter wanted to kill and finding homes for them?
I hate these heartless bastards! They belong in hell!