Ellen M. Peterson 
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Re: “Memphis Animal Services May Cut Hours

i just don't understand the logic for this decision. How can you be a public service, paid by public funds, but not be public friendly? How are the animals in your care suppose to find homes when you're restricting the adoption hours? Why are you denying those that work (tax payers that pay your wages) the opportunity to search for their lost pets or to adopt without having to arrange to leave their jobs early?

The BAD politics behind this action is so blatant that I don't understand why there hasn't been a call for a special election to remove the mayor and therefore those he has appointed. Is the "good old boy" network so strong that they don't care what is really happening to the city as long as they get their due? Don't they understand that a bad political atmosphere is not conducive to attracting business aopportunities, i.e. more jobs in the city/area which lead to more revenue for the city.

When will the rational leaders of the city take action to correct what has become a national platform on "the steps not to take on running a city animal shelter". Why does Memphis have to be know as having the worst reputation for administrating the city's animal shelter? Why can't we have the one of best in the nation instead?

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Posted by Ellen M. Peterson on 07/15/2014 at 12:17 AM


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