Earlier this week, a local advocate was trying to save a dog for whom the Memphis pound was doing ZERO marketing and interim director James Rogers was all like, “The MAS Policy Manual does not allow for a non-owner to put a hold on an animal.” Well I think that’s a lousy attitude and a terrible way to treat someone trying to do your job for you but whatever. The rules is the rules. And rules must be obeyed. Unless of course you are LaSonya Hall, James Rogers’ boss:
Even though the public was told at the most recent MAS advisory board meeting that ACOs are 1000 calls behind, they were able to promptly respond to a July 31 call from LaSonya Hall who had a loose dog on her property. And despite what the MAS Policy Manual says, records show Ms. Hall was allowed to place a hold on this dog for a friend:
Quick review: If you are a member of the public who regularly helps save animals from the bind-torture-kill room at MAS, you get squat. But if you are LaSonya Hall:
Mayor Wharton – clean up this mess.