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

Remembering Pets Who Died in Their Cages at the Memphis Pound: September 2015

Animals impounded by Memphis Animal Services fall over dead in their cages every month.  Here are the records for the pets who died in anonymity in September at MAS. I am using this post to memorialize one of those pets who was impounded in "normal" condition then died in his cage the next day.  There … Continue reading Remembering Pets Who Died in Their Cages at the Memphis Pound: September 2015

Memphis Pound Fails to List Animals Online for 10 Days

Animal advocates are concerned that once again, Memphis Animal Services is not updating the only online listings the city does for animals at the facility:  PetHarbor.  These listings, while far from ideal, are essential since MAS has limited hours, limited services, and lots of locked doors where animals are hidden from view.  In some cases, … Continue reading Memphis Pound Fails to List Animals Online for 10 Days

Cats Chemically Burned by Unsupervised Inmates at Memphis Pound

On May 31, 2015, a kitten named Snowflake, ID # 277907, was sprayed with an undiluted cleaning chemical (San-O-128) by an unsupervised inmate at Memphis Animal Services.  She suffered painful chemical burns on her legs, tongue and mouth.  She was treated by an outside veterinarian and survived.  This is security camera footage, obtained via FOIA … Continue reading Cats Chemically Burned by Unsupervised Inmates at Memphis Pound