Local advocate Jody Fisher has been trying to get information about this dog from the Memphis pound but most of her questions seem to be ignored. This is the limited info she has obtained:
Dog ID #246219 was impounded with a large hole in him which the vet stitched up and placed drains in the area. He is heartworm negative, neutered and vaccinated. His review date (the date he becomes city property) is today. Jody tried to put the usual 72 hour hold on him allowed by MAS but they made it complicated. First they said she’d have to pay $15 a day for “boarding”, then when she protested they said she didn’t have to pay the boarding but she would not be allowed the usual 72 hour old.
So in an effort to do the job MAS should be doing, Jody has been given just one day after the dog becomes city property to save him. Her hold expires tomorrow at 5pm Central. MAS has not specifically said they will kill the dog if Jody doesn’t take him but they never say that. They just do it. I’m sorry I can’t provide more solid info but we’re working with what we have here. Please share this dog with any person or rescue group you think might be able to help him recover from his wound and get him into a permanent home.
MAS has the dog listed as a brown Chow although in the only available photo of him, he looks like a red Golden to me. MAS told Jody the local Golden rescue had evaluated him and determined he is not a Golden. Certainly a single photo can be misleading but I am prepared to say this dog is not a brown Chow. At any rate, he is a dog in need of rescue. Contact info for the pound is below or if you are unable to go to MAS yourself, leave a comment here and we will help.
Memphis Animal Services
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
Phone: (901) 636-1416
TTY: (901) 636-1416
This shelter’s kill rate was 70% for January – July 2012.