This is interesting reading posts from people who clearly don't understand the house cleaning / move principal. They look at calendars and say 'oh that move is far away' DUH. The plan is systematic and relative to how a shelter is re-populated and animals re-located. How many of the posters have worked in a no-kill shelter, canyon moon? patience? I do. How many have looked at the history of how a shelter is relocated, and the process of a high kill shelter for a move? How many prayer vigils have you attended to pray for the dogs, MAS and it's employees? Why not listen to a resident in the middle of it....? Dear Lord, how many years did you spend in the first grade and still didn't learn anything? Are tourists always an expert on distant matters...? 1 voice is right, BTW, the MAS is accountable to the taxpayers of Memphis, not tourist.
The MAS is flushing house to rescue groups! That is good, at least they are out where they can receive proper care. Chancellor, Hooks and Tower would not be laughing if they thought they were Moon, they would be crying for sure. Those three are accountable to Memphians. We always hope for the best for the animals and MAS, of course. People do the math...do your homework....do your research....pay city of Memphis taxes....take off the rose colored glasses. I know this posting will upset the faint of heart, but loud of voice and the ones that don't do their homework. So be it.
The timing of this 'outbreak' and the move to the new shelter is most interesting. Killing innocent animals is much easier than moving them, why work for your pay and do your job? It's a shame that 17 were killed already because of the MAS, their poorly developed policies, rude personnel, and poor leadership. Too bad the city leaders support such with tax dollars taken from the very people that had trusted the leadership of the once great city.
My pup that was adopted from the MAS in late August 2011 had this and it was easily treated, one inexpensive pill in her food each day for one week and she is fine. Her cough was deep and the running nose was constant and messy, and she fully recovered without any problems. I am glad she got out of the MAS before they over reacted and destroyed her for a treatable condition.
By Richard Alley
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