Memphis Pound Oops-Kills Dog Who Had Rescue Waiting

Records for dog #269523 at Memphis Animal Services are incomplete.  Curiously missing is the e-mail exchange between Ms. Brenda Fortney, who was interested in rescuing the healthy, vaccinated dog, and pound director James Rogers.  On Friday August 8, 2014, Ms. Fortney e-mailed MAS to express an interest in the dog and director James Rogers told her … Continue reading Memphis Pound Oops-Kills Dog Who Had Rescue Waiting

Memphis Pound Kills Puppy Despite Waiting List of Adopters

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov Puppy #269057 was impounded by the Memphis pound on July 18 as a stray.  He was housed in the "healthy hold" area during the mandatory holding period and photographed by Memphis Pets Alive. Animal lovers networking this pup on social media report that there … Continue reading Memphis Pound Kills Puppy Despite Waiting List of Adopters

Memphis City Official Explains Why Killing Pets Even Faster is Going to Be So Awesome

If you are partial to flowery political speeches, you might like to read the city's full explanation for why it's retaliating against rescuers shortening hours at the Memphis pound and proposing to kill pets faster than ever.  But if you'd rather blind yourself with rusty pokers than read more bullshit excuses for killing animals, I've got you covered.  Here's … Continue reading Memphis City Official Explains Why Killing Pets Even Faster is Going to Be So Awesome

Memphis Expands its Retaliation Against Rescuers and Owners of Lost Pets

Ever since Mayor Wharton put straight man James Rogers in charge of Memphis Animal Services, MAS has become lolMAS.  While MAS slaughters pets by the thousands, Rogers blathers on about being "on a positive trend" and continuing the "march forward in terms of excellence".  When rescuers started doing his job for him by volunteering to … Continue reading Memphis Expands its Retaliation Against Rescuers and Owners of Lost Pets

Memphis Pets Alive Uses Literacy in Fight Against Oppression by Pet Killing Facility

One of the most notorious pounds in the country, Memphis Animal Services, is continually trying to up its game in the pet killing department.  Frustrated by the success of pesky do-gooders like Memphis Pets Alive who have helped to network and save the pets MAS would apparently prefer to kill, the city has banned photography on … Continue reading Memphis Pets Alive Uses Literacy in Fight Against Oppression by Pet Killing Facility

MAS Moves to Increase “Time and Space” Killings with Photo Ban

Memphis Animal Services (MAS) is a pet killing facility which has long cited "time and space" as its primary reason for killing dogs and cats.  In order to counter the alleged time and space issues at MAS, a group called Memphis Pets Alive has been photographing pets at the pound weekly, sharing them on Facebook. … Continue reading MAS Moves to Increase “Time and Space” Killings with Photo Ban

Summary of 2012 Undercover Police Report on Memphis Pound

The following is my summary of the animal cruelty observed by a Memphis police detective who worked undercover at the Memphis pound in late 2011 and early 2012.  Read the full report here.  Warning:  This material ranges from disturbing to fucking atrocious.  And I'm putting that as diplomatically as I can.  Proceed with caution. *** … Continue reading Summary of 2012 Undercover Police Report on Memphis Pound