Content Warning: Memphis Shelter Pets for Adoption

The Memphis Animal Services website provides photos for most of the listed adoptables but scant descriptions, usually just a couple words such as "heartworm positive" if anything at all. So there's no way of knowing if the pets in the photos are connected with cruelty cases or what their history may be. And since the … Continue reading Content Warning: Memphis Shelter Pets for Adoption

Adoptable Fat-Headed Dogs in Memphis: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Memphis Animal Services got a new director this summer. Dogs labeled as pitbulls at the facility would not notice. MAS continues its long tradition of discrimination against any dog labeled pitbull or pitbull mix by staff - regardless of how inaccurate the labels might be.  And it's not because of any terrible law on the … Continue reading Adoptable Fat-Headed Dogs in Memphis: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

New MAS Director Writes “I approve humane euthanasia for this pet” an Awful Lot

Below are some of the many pets killed at the Memphis pound on July 12, 2016.  The complete records, as provided by the city via FOIA request, can be found here (part 1) and here (part two). This is one of four kittens who lived at MAS for a week. Records indicate the kittens were … Continue reading New MAS Director Writes “I approve humane euthanasia for this pet” an Awful Lot

MAS Takes in 3 Kittens, 3 Kittens Die Alone in Their Cages

Kitten ID #287452 was brought into the Memphis pound on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. The MAS vet noted he had a soft tissue ulceration near the tail base and was underweight. The kitten's weight was recorded as 9.3 ounces. A note was entered into the kitten's record that he should be transferred out immediately and … Continue reading MAS Takes in 3 Kittens, 3 Kittens Die Alone in Their Cages

Ebony’s Owner Requested Euthanasia at MAS, All Ebony Got was a Cage to Suffer In

End of life decisions for pets are painful and difficult.  None of us wants to take a pet in for euthanasia too soon and at the same time we don't want to wait too long.  On the one hand, there is hope the pet could possibly rally once more and have a little bit more … Continue reading Ebony’s Owner Requested Euthanasia at MAS, All Ebony Got was a Cage to Suffer In