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Puppy #259882 at Memphis Animal Services was approximately 8 weeks old and had rescue lined up but MAS spayed her on October 14, 2013 prior to release. The puppy was dead before 1o o'clock that night. Let's take a look at what happened. Keep in mind that I am not a veterinarian and as such, … Continue reading Puppy Stops Breathing after Surgery at MAS, is Left Alone
Matthews, NC - Family: Hi. Our 2 year old cat has never been been outdoors or even been around another animal. He seems to be drooling. Vet: OK, he probably just got into something he shouldn't have. Here's some medicine. Family: Coolio. By the way, we had him vaccinated when he was a kitten. Are … Continue reading Cat Drools, NC Vet Gets Frothy
Nicky Bandy wanted to adopt a Chihuahua at the Coffee Co pound in TN. The pound has indoor/outdoor concrete runs and Ms. Bandy was concerned about the temperature of the concrete floor - the only surface on which the dog could stand or lay. She says she offered a blanket for the dog's run but … Continue reading Tiny Dog Dies at Coffee Co Pound, Mayor Produces a Thermometer
Chicago Animal Care & Control killed more than 8000 animals in 2012. Since 2006, the pound's rescue transfer program, Homeward Bound, has seen a 230% increase in the number of animals transferred. Chicago ACC gave an average of more than 200 cats every month for 6 months in a row this year to a rescue … Continue reading Chicago Pound Transferred More Than 1200 Cats to a Small Rescue Group
Dog #259497 was impounded as a stray by the Memphis pound on September 25, 2013. A note appears on his cage card: VERY FRIENDLY! MAS records for the dog, obtained via FOIA request, indicate a member of the public expressed an interest in adopting this dog on September 28 and gave his name and phone … Continue reading Seven People Apply to Save “VERY FRIENDLY!” Pitbull from Memphis Pound
On Saturday November 2, 2013, Memphis Animal Services impounded 3 Pitbulls estimated to be 12 months, 7 months and under 6 months of age respectively. MAS is closed on Sundays and Mondays. On Tuesday, November 5, the owner of the 3 dogs came to the pound to reclaim his pets. MAS advised the owner … Continue reading Memphis Animal Services: Bruno Hauptmann Couldn’t Hold a Candle to You
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After a shelter oops-kills someone's pet, there is sometimes media coverage where the director defends the killing and attempts to blame the owner, adopter and/or the general public. If you ever see a headline accurately naming the shelter where you work followed by the words "Defends Pet's Killing", you may want to find another job. … Continue reading When to Seek New Employment
Dog #680-13 was impounded by Petersburg Animal Care & Control in VA at approximately 1pm on Saturday, July 27, 2013. His records indicate he was a 2 year old, white, male Shih-Tzu weighing 15 pounds who was "severely matted". There are no notes indicating he received an exam by a veterinarian. Instead, he appears to … Continue reading Records Reveal Dog’s Pain and Suffering at Petersburg Pound