But at the Memphis pet killing facility, smiling appears to have earned dog #272194 a spot on the kill list. Memphis shelter pet advocate Jody Fisher inquired about the dog yesterday and a supervisor at MAS responded:
Date: October 20, 2014, 12:36:03 PM CDT
To: Jody Fisher
Cc: <James.Rogers@memphistn.gov>, <James.Edgeston@memphistn.gov>
Subject: RE: Adoption Event
Good morning Ms. Fisher.
Hope you are doing well.
Animal ID # A272194 was moved from our Adoption floor to a kennel in Stray due to some negative behaviors i.e. growling, snarling, showing teeth exhibited during our adoption event last weekend.
The pet was moved to ensure public safety.
Are you interested in pulling this one? If you are, please be advised the pet exhibiting some behaviors suggestive of aggression. Also, if you are interested, you will need to come in no later than close of business today to process this pet out.
Please let me know if you will be in.
Today, Jody asked for 2 business days to network this dog. She was advised the dog needs to be out of MAS today. Based on the number of animals the pound currently has listed on PetHarbor, there appear to be roughly 450 empty cages at the facility today.
Please share this dog with anyone you know who likes smiley dogs – which is everyone on the earth except staff at MAS I guess. She is being kept in a cage behind locked doors at the Memphis pound. The public is barred from seeing her. If anyone wants to meet her, they’ll have to find a staff member willing to help. And because MAS chooses to arbitrarily discriminate against certain dogs based on body shape, any potential adopter will have to jump through special hoops in order to save this dog. [/motivational speech] The pound is open from 1pm to 7pm today:
Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
UPDATE, added October 22, 2014: This “suggestive of aggression” dog is no longer behind the iron curtain at MAS. She was saved last night by the irresponsible public. Here she is with her first victim:
Thank you to everyone who helped network this girl and get her away from the pound staff who wrongly labeled her a public safety threat, hid her in the back room and would have killed her. I’m smiling right now too by the way, in case anyone at MAS wants to write me up.