When Sadie Mae got lost late last month in Nashville, her family began looking for her. Sadie Mae’s 6 year old girl made these posters to tack onto phone poles in the neighborhood:
Owner Janet Mabry checked lost and found pet postings on social media and came across a listing for Sadie Mae on a Saturday. Someone had found her and taken her to the Nashville pound the previous Thursday, placing a rescue hold on the dog if she went unclaimed.
The pound was closed at the time Ms. Mabry saw the listing for Sadie Mae and did not re-open until Tuesday morning. Ms. Mabry called to reclaim her pet as soon as the pound opened on Tuesday but was told Sadie Mae had been killed by staff:
“She kept saying her time was up, her time was up,” said Mabry.
The Nashville pound had held Sadie Mae for the minimum 3 day stray hold then killed her immediately after it expired. The director, Lauren Bluestone, told WKRN that Sadie Mae had been given a temperament test and failed the portion on dog aggression so: Kill. Immediately. The owner says her pet was sweet and had never exhibited any signs of aggression. The director also wants it noted that the owner is a slob and it’s all her fault the dog is dead anyway because:
- Didn’t file a lost pet report.
- Didn’t leave a message at the pound while it was closed.
- Didn’t have the dog tagged or microchipped.
And as far as the finder who placed a rescue hold on Sadie Mae, it sounds like she’s a slob too:
“If truly what she had said was a miscommunication on our part as far as a rescue hold,” said Bluestone. “I’m getting two conflicting sides.”
Metro said it has nothing in writing to verify if there was a hold on the dog.
So many shady people wanting to keep dogs alive in Nashville, sounds like. Thank goodness the Nashville pound director is on duty to administer tests and monitor that 3 day hold clock and mete out punishment to keep everyone in line.
(Thanks Clarice and Arlene for the links.)