Memphis Pets Alive has done more than most to increase adoptions from Memphis Animal Services.
I thank The Flyer for taking this proactive step!
MAS is an operation of the City of Memphis and as such receives NO tax break or incentive to kill animals.
They make "mistakes" because they are uncaring, incompetent, and/or lazy.
They do not euthanize. Euthanasia by VERY definition is humane.
Thank you for the article Bianca Phillips and the Flyer.
One correction, Cindy Sanders is co-founder of Community Action for Animals and does not represent Save Our Shelter.
I attended the MAS Advisory Board meeting last night and listened in disbelief as MAS Administrator James Rogers told the board, comprised of 3 attorneys and a respected Veternarian, how the issue of keeping over 30 kennels unused daily while animals are "euthanized" for space was a concept just too complicated for them to understand.
Because of his complete lack of ANY experience with animals Rogers should have never been hired. EVERY supervisor working at MAS has also had no prior animal shelter management experience.
Rogers prides himself in the lowered euthanisia numbers...LOOK at the numbers more closely...the MAS Animal Control Officers are impounding almost 5,000 less animals every year. Hmmm...5,000 less animals brought in equals 5,000 less killed and a lower euthanasia rate.
Perhaps Mr. Rogers graduated from the Bernie Madoff school of "smoke and mirror" bookkeeping.
Thank you for this article. You hit every point that deserved addressing.
The most recent statement issued by the Parks & Neighborhoods Deputy Director LaSonya Hall explained how the policy would help the budget....
"Positive Fiscal Impact (which may resonate with taxpayers, but maybe not with animal advocates):
The proposed change in hours will assist with the reduction of holding time of animals from 5 days to 3, saving 104 days annually in the cost of food, work hours (animal care techs and vets), housing, medical supplies, etc."
So....taxpayers will be happy with the reduction of hours open to the general public because money wil be saved by KILLING the animals at MAS faster....
I attend EVERY MAS open board meeting and I listen to MAS Administrator James Rogers.
His attitude, his use of Gandhi quotes regarding MAS, his blatant lack of sheltering experience.... ALL of that has caused ME tremendous emotional trauma.
When someone is ill-informed he will draw from ideas discarded long ago..
In other words - a moron produces moronic ideas...
I would like read the report. Is it available?
Can it be posted?
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