Shelter Pet of the Day

larry
Larry is a 2 year old boxer mix who “loves everyone and every dog he’s ever met.”

Saving GRACE
12721 West Watson Road
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127
(314) 435-3128

(Submitted by Hayley)

Shelter Pet of the Day – Brooklyn

I have no idea why this gorgeous cat named Chloe is on the kill list at the Brooklyn shelter and I am not going to read their assplanation either.  I just love her face and hope someone who can adopt her loves her face too.  Please share her with your friends on social media.

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Chloe, ID #A1096220 at the Brooklyn Animal Care Center in NY

Brooklyn ACC
2336 Linden Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Email: ADOPTION@NYCACC.ORG
Phone: 311 (212-788-4000 if outside NYC)

Shelter Pet of the Day: Memphis, TN

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Bella, ID #290655 at the Memphis pound.  (Photo by Memphis Pets Alive)

This sweet dog has been kept behind locked doors in the “stray” area of the Memphis pound since she was surrendered on September 24.  And gee, no one has adopted her.  As if there’s some correlation between keeping pets hidden from the public and pets getting adopted.  So weird.  And now, her number is up.  She has until tomorrow, October 8, to get the hell out of hell.

Bella is 3 years old and heartworm positive.  Anyone interested in meeting her needs to wait for a hall monitor to become available at the pound so they can be escorted to her cage.  You will have to provide her ID number:  290655.  If anyone interested in Bella needs any assistance, please post a comment. We will try our damnedest to make it happen.

Memphis Animal Services
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

(Submitted by Jody)

Shelter Pet of the Day

This precious senior is at the Memphis pound.  He was impounded as a stray and is heartworm positive.  If he has owners, I hope they can find him.  If anyone can give him a home for whatever time he has left in this life, I will mail you a bag of homemade treats which I guarantee he will enjoy.  His ID number at MAS is 284664.  His “review date” is February 5.  (Thanks Jody Fisher for submitting this pet.)

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Dog ID #284664 at the Memphis pound.  Photo by Memphis Pets Alive.

 

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Shelter Pet of the Day: Memphis

What the Memphis pound has done to get dog ID #283970 adopted:

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Screencap from PetHarbor.com

What animal advocates have done to get dog ID #283970 adopted:

Jody Fisher asked MAS repeatedly to at least post this adorable dog’s photo on PetHarbor so she might have a better chance at being adopted but was refused.  The dog has until tomorrow to get adopted.  If anyone is interested in adopting but needs assistance, please leave a comment here.  I love this dog.  I will do whatever I can to help get her out of Memphis Animal Slaughterhouse.

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Photo by Memphis Pets Alive

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Shelter Pet of the Day

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Kitten with a goatee.  (Photo by Casey Post)

Zoe is a hepcat who is available for adoption at the SPCA of Medina Co in Ohio.

Shelter Pet of the Day – Memphis, TN

Dog ID #281205 at the Memphis pound.

Dog ID #281205 at the Memphis pound.

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.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 192 animals listed by the Memphis pound on September 15, 2015.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 192 animals listed by the Memphis pound on September 15, 2015.

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)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Let us know if you need help.

Shelter Pet of the Day

This handsome 4 year old kitty with the sad face was spotted by reader Anne.  A comment left on his post says he has been moved to sick hold for a URI.  I don’t have any further info but please consider sharing him so that he can find the person he needs.

Hermes, cat ID #27630587 at the Greenville Co pound in SC .(via Facebook)

Hermes, cat ID #27630587 at the Greenville Co pound in SC  (via Facebook)

Greenville Co Animal Care
328 Furman Hall Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609

864.467.3950 Phone
864.467.3294 Fax
Email: petpr@greenvillecounty.org

Shelter Pet of the Day

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

This pet was submitted by Jody Fisher.  She says he is 8 years old and heartworm positive.  He appears to have a skin condition which needs to be treated.  He has until 4:45pm on Saturday, April 11.

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

The Memphis pound had a 50% kill rate in 2014.

UPDATED: Shelter Pet of the Day: Memphis

Dog #272194 at MAS, as depicted in a screengrab from a video on Facebook.

Dog #272194 at MAS, as depicted in a screengrab from a video on Facebook.

I am not a behaviorist but smiling in dogs is generally accepted as an expression of positive emotions and at the very least, a submissive offering.

But at the Memphis pet killing facility, smiling appears to have earned dog #272194 a spot on the kill list.  Memphis shelter pet advocate Jody Fisher inquired about the dog yesterday and a supervisor at MAS responded:

From: <DeKeishia.Tunstall@memphistn.gov>
Date: October 20, 2014, 12:36:03 PM CDT
To: Jody Fisher
Cc: <James.Rogers@memphistn.gov>, <James.Edgeston@memphistn.gov>
Subject: RE: Adoption Event

Good morning Ms. Fisher.

Hope you are doing well.

Animal ID # A272194 was moved from our Adoption floor to a kennel in Stray due to some negative behaviors i.e. growling, snarling, showing teeth exhibited during our adoption event last weekend.

The pet was moved to ensure public safety.

Are you interested in pulling this one? If you are, please be advised the pet exhibiting some behaviors suggestive of aggression. Also, if you are interested, you will need to come in no later than close of business today to process this pet out.

Please let me know if you will be in.

Thanks,
De Keishia

Today, Jody asked for 2 business days to network this dog.  She was advised the dog needs to be out of MAS today.  Based on the number of animals the pound currently has listed on PetHarbor, there appear to be roughly 450 empty cages at the facility today.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 110 animals listed by MAS on October 21, 2014.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 110 animals listed by MAS on October 21, 2014.

Please share this dog with anyone you know who likes smiley dogs – which is everyone on the earth except staff at MAS I guess.  She is being kept in a cage behind locked doors at the Memphis pound.  The public is barred from seeing her.  If anyone wants to meet her, they’ll have to find a staff member 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.  [/motivational speech]  The pound is open from 1pm to 7pm today:

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Dog #272194 at MAS, as depicted in a screengrab from a video on Facebook.

UPDATE, added October 22, 2014: This “suggestive of aggression” dog is no longer behind the iron curtain at MAS. She was saved last night by the irresponsible public. Here she is with her first victim:

Thank you to everyone who helped network this girl and get her away from the pound staff who wrongly labeled her a public safety threat, hid her in the back room and would have killed her. I’m smiling right now too by the way, in case anyone at MAS wants to write me up.