If you are partial to flowery political speeches, you might like to read the city’s full explanation for why it’s
retaliating against rescuers shortening hours at the Memphis pound and proposing to kill pets faster than ever. But if you’d rather blind yourself with rusty pokers than read more bullshit excuses for killing animals, I’ve got you covered. Here’s the takeaway:
The proposed change in hours will assist with the reduction of holding time of animals from 5 days to 3, saving 104 days annually in the cost of food, work hours (animal care techs and vets), housing, medical supplies, etc.
Shorter: Dead pets don’t eat food and take up cage space. The faster we can kill them, the less we have to do our jobs.
So there it is. In case anyone was wondering where the city of Memphis stands on the issue of animal sheltering. It’s a no.
(Thanks to everyone who sent me this link.)