Based on the number of animals the Memphis pound currently has listed on PetHarbor, there appear to be more than 350 empty cages at the facility today.
But dog ID #281205 can’t be allowed to live in one of those empty cages because he is “past his review date”. And no one has applied to adopt him because he is being kept in a cage behind locked doors at the Memphis pound. The public is barred from seeing him because, as one supervisor told rescuer Jody Fisher, “This is not a dog that should be in the adoption area – we would catch flack for having him out on the floor in his condition.” He is not listed on PetHarbor either. As usual, MAS is concerned about appearances, not lifesaving.
This fellow is old, he is HW+, he’s thin and it looks like he’s got a hematoma on his ear, possibly from an infection. Maybe he’s not the most dashing dog in the place but I think he’s handsome and would look very nice with a lipstick kiss on top of his head.
If anyone wants to meet him, they’ll have to find a pound staffer 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. But who doesn’t love a challenge? The pound is open from 1pm to 7pm today. Anyone interested in saving this dog must do so before 6:45pm.
Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
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