(Stock photo via Pexels) For the months of January through September 2021, 112 animals died in the care of Memphis Animal Services (MAS) based upon the shelter's own reports. Out of the 112 "Died in care" animals, 52 were kittens aged "up to 5 months". All deaths are listed in the "In Shelter" column, none … Continue reading Memphis Animal Shelter Statistics Examined
What is Memphis Hiding?
Stock photo via Pexels From January through August 2021, one hundred animals have died in their cages at the Memphis animal shelter (MAS). Let's be clear, despite best efforts and quality medical care, every open admission shelter is going to have an animal die on rare occasions. Animals come in sick, malnourished and/or orphaned. Not … Continue reading What is Memphis Hiding?
CBS News Follows the ASPCA’s Money
A CBS News investigation published earlier this month asked whether the money taken in by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) goes where donors expect. I think the answer, as many readers are already aware, is no. So where does the money go? Since 2008, the ASPCA has raised more … Continue reading CBS News Follows the ASPCA’s Money
Virginia Dog Warden Kills Dog Who Had Adopter Coming
Sam was a 3 year old dog who had been living at the Appomattox Co shelter in Virginia since February. Volunteers who cared for Sam during his stay report that he was a healthy and "extremely gentle" dog. They found an adopter for Sam who had adopted a similar dog from the facility a few years … Continue reading Virginia Dog Warden Kills Dog Who Had Adopter Coming
Some NY Shelters Hiding Their Killed Animals at Veterinary Offices
The Journal News submitted a FOIA request to the state of NY to find out how many animals are killed by shelters in the Lower Hudson Valley, along with a request for the controlled substances logs from each facility. The state sort of shrugged: The state Department of Health, which is required by law to … Continue reading Some NY Shelters Hiding Their Killed Animals at Veterinary Offices