Another in the Seemingly Endless String of Tragedies in Memphis

Readers may remember Nola, Victoria Henry's dog who was picked up by Memphis Animal Services and killed before the legally mandated holding period expired, even while Ms. Henry visited the pound looking for her.  Tragically, MAS has done it again - this time the victim is a beloved dog named Oliver. Oliver and his buddy … Continue reading Another in the Seemingly Endless String of Tragedies in Memphis

Lancaster Co Pet Killers Need to “Step Up to the Plate”

The Humane League of Lancaster County in PA will cancel its 8 municipal animal control contracts in the upcoming months and begin operating as a limited admission no kill shelter in February.  Critics are concerned that municipalities aren't being given sufficient time to secure new AC services.  Connie Kondravy, co-founder of the Organization for Responsible … Continue reading Lancaster Co Pet Killers Need to “Step Up to the Plate”

Jury Finds Former MAS Veterinarian Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty

When sheriff's deputies raided the Memphis Animal Shelter in 2009 and found dogs starved to death, the director, veterinarian and a supervisor were all charged with animal cruelty.  The veterinarian, Angela Middleton, was the first to be tried.  She had been charged with aggravated animal cruelty and last night, a jury acquitted her on all … Continue reading Jury Finds Former MAS Veterinarian Not Guilty of Animal Cruelty

The Real Danger to Black Cats at Halloween

The risk of possible animal abuse by a screened adoption applicant exists at all times, not just Halloween. There is no evidence showing the risk of possible animal abuse by a screened adoption applicant increases at Halloween. And yet some shelters and rescue groups "protect" black cats by refusing to place them with screened applicants … Continue reading The Real Danger to Black Cats at Halloween

Where there’s life, there’s hope. Where there’s MAS, there’s death.

On October 11, a dog owner in Memphis was charged with aggravated animal cruelty after an ACO responded to a complaint and found one dead dog and one emaciated dog without food or water. The emaciated dog, an adult German Shepherd Dog called Rosie, was impounded. She weighed just 39 pounds. The MAS vet completed … Continue reading Where there’s life, there’s hope. Where there’s MAS, there’s death.