MAS has far more serious, hideous and inexcusable issues going other than just Glenn Andrews. There are also NO excuses for missing animals, dead animals found in kennels, and animals being euthanized AFTER being adopted. Why are the field intakes down after taxpayers' dollars have been used to hire additional animal control officers? Oh, I forgot...Glenn Andrews is the Field Supervisor. Hmmmm!???? Why is it taking the 2 Veterinarians on staff over a week to spay/neuter animals after they've been adopted? The buck stops at the top! If management hasn't turned this facility around by now, then it's time to seriously look at hiring a qualified, experienced shelter administrator instead of the Mayor's golf buddy.
People should realize that this was NOT an isolated incident with the Vet...it's just the one reported. Advocates demonstrated once before because animals were being starved in the court case area. EVEN VOLUNTEERS at the shelter took their concerns to Janet Hooks & Lasonya Hall only to be dismissed. Dr. Coleman said the complaints were unfounded and the City agreed with her.
These accusations against Dr. Coleman by Memphis Animal Services (as described in records obtained through FOIA) are criminal & the District Attorney should investigate this further and charge her with animal cruelty! At the very least, she should be fired from MAS.
Basically, all they care about is getting their paycheck (as one employee told his supervisor when he refused to help a customer).
He may soon be asking himself, "What the heck was I thinging - coming out of retirement for THIS? I hope he walks tall and carries a big stick!! He's going to need it for some of the worthless employees!!
MAS has much more wrong with it than just the beds. And, if you think they're at full capacity, then go and take a tour. There are definitely some empty cages. Makes you wonder - what happened to all those animals that were at the old shelter????
How many in the stray area will be left alive by the time they get around to moving the animals? It will be interesting to see the stats of how many were at MAS on November 5th and how many arrive at the new shelter on November 22nd.
@ Canyon Moon - Moon..now don't go getting soft on us!! LOL I don't even know much about the "NOKILL" movement. I believe more in Low/Low Kill. It's unrealistic to believe that animals that are terminally sick or vicious should be kept alive. But, killing 4 out of every 5 animals is insane!! There are so many wonderful people in this area that truly care about the welfare of these animals (including myself) that are not welcomed at MAS because we won't go with the flow. Just recently a young lady was "fired" FROM BEING A VOLUNTEER because she crossposted pictures (which she did not take) of animals hidden in the stray area. She was fired for trying to save lives!!! That's just wrong! There's a tremendous number of very talented people who have fresh new ideas on marketing animals for adoption as well as improving their daily care. No one at City Hall or at MAS wants to listen. The folks at MAS have been around death so much that they seem insensitive to it. It even shows on their faces.
Moon, we do meet on common ground with a vested interest in shelter reform. I, too, love animals and despise cruelty in any form or fashion.
And, thanks for learning more about THS!
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