Speak up citizens of Memphis! This is YOUR shelter-your tax dollars pay for it and you should have a say in how it is run. These new hours are inconvenient to say the least, and I really don't see how the few hours they are open on the weekends can count against an animal. It does not seem legal to me.
Why are the continually trying to find ways to kill animals more quickly when they ALWAYS have more than enough space available?
It is regressive sheltering in a city that is also going backwards.
Get out and vote for new leadership in the next election!!
Volunteers take pictures on Tuesday nights. If an animal comes in on Thurs or Fri, their picture will not be on Facebook because they will be dead on Tuesday morning.
Rogers knows this but neglects to mention it. He also knows you CANNOT rely on shelter staff to upload pictures to Petharbor. Many times, even if they do put a picture up, you cannot tell what the animal even is, and sometimes it is of the wrong animal all together.
It should not be legal to count 6 hours of time open on Sunday and Monday as a "full business day." I wish he could please explain to me how this could possibly help more animals get adopted.
They are only looking for ways to kill animals more quickly and not have to hold them a minute more than the law required 72 hour minimum.
Get out and vote people. Your mayor is ultimately responsible for this shelter and he does not give a flip if your dog accidentally escapes and is killed at MAS.
What is the REAL reason they want to enforce this old policy from 5 years ago??? I doubt seriously it has anything at all to do with the "emotional trauma" of someone trying to adopt a dog that is not available.
Are the pictures interfering with someone's dog flipping business? Is the shelter's number one goal positive outcomes or is it killing? Why are rescuers and adopters treated like crap when they are there to save animals? There is something being hidden and protected within those walls and it's not a good thing.
It is still the old MAS if the same people work there.
I, personally, believe the report the police officer in this case. He has no reason to lie or cover up what happened.
The people in the report, however, do.
So, does everyone believe what was reported about everyone in the police report, except what they reported about Glenn?
If so, you might need to re-examine your logic.
One of the problems with MAS is that they all cover for each other and defend the shelter, even at the lowest of the low. If people had called each other out when animals where being strangled, kicked, etc, we wouldn't be where we are today. As you can tell from the comment from anonyMAS, they are still hiding and covering up for each other and defending each other today.
As long as there are people working at the shelter that worked there when that was going on, that witnessed blatant abuse or participated in it, I just don't see how any one with a conscience can defend it.
Does it seem like Glenn is the best one there? Yes, but what you do when you think you can get away with anything shows your true colors. He can not be excused from abuse because he seems to have a likable personality.
WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN and let's start over! New director, management, and let's get these people that were there in the past OUT so we can move on and look forward to better days.
I get tired of hearing that people were not "aware" of policies and procedures. I can tell you that no one would have to tell me that I shouldn't abuse a dog or let someone walk out the door with a pit bull. If you are the kind of person you should be to work there, YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO BE TOLD THESE THINGS. This is common sense to anyone who cares about animals at all. We cannot move forward until abusers are no longer working there. They need a clean sweep before they can be trusted again.
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