At least two of the dogs slated for killing by the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby Co were apparently killed there on Tuesday. The HS has remained silent on the killings of Joy and Truffles and in fact has been posting adoption photos on the group’s Facebook page, as if that’s the most newsworthy thing happening there. No mention of the poor dogs needlessly killed and no photos of them either. I didn’t personally know either Joy or Truffles but their lives mattered. They were loved, even if they did not know it at the end because the people who should have been advocating for them killed them instead. So here is a little memorial for both dogs. They deserved so much more but the least we can do is to remember them with love.
The person who fostered Truffles while she was growing up sent me a note today that read, in part:
She changed my life. Before we fostered her, I was scared to death of a pit bull. She opened my heart to the breed and showed me how big their hearts are. I was never fearful of Truffles. With her floppy ears and feet that were too big for the rest of her little body, she was funny to watch and all she ever really wanted was someone’s full attention.
If only the hearts of those at the so-called Humane Society were half as big as a dog’s…