wow. This is the most biased article I have ever read, even when my son worked in media on a national level. No mention of the fact that the work force at the shelter has almost doubled due to free detainee labor? Why else would it be cleaner? No mention of the many volunteers who have struggled to make it more humane, some of whom work as if it were a full-time job? The grants funding spay/neuter offered to the intake public? Only interviews with the animal activists who do NOT volunteer there? Geez, Bianca, who pays you for this?
gee, I wonder why Ms. Phillips neglected to mention that adoptions have DOUBLED since this policy was put into place? Oh, because that would dispute Ms. Sanders statements. Since Ms. Sanders has yet to adopt a single animal herself from the shelter ever, I have to think her purpose is not really to save animals.
hummmm. I read the date wrong. Still my question remains: how many shelter animals have gone home with readers of this blog? Our low adoption rate is as damaging as the high reproduction rate in Memphis and both are contributory. Much easier to sit home and complain than to actively try to change the situation with the means we have at hand.
amazing to see an article go to press with so many errors. Keenon is not Director of Public Works and has not been since Ken Moody was appointed in January of 2008. Granted the Shelter has a "euthanasia problem" which hopefully will be addressed with the proposed aggressive spay/neuter policy and public funding--but getting animals out alive requires people to come in and adopt--not sit in meetings and complain. Now, how many shelter animals do you guys have in YOUR homes?
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