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Re: “Respiratory Disease Outbreak at Memphis Animal Services

I would like to add a side note that the Tunica Humane Society is a No-Kill, but should an animal that cannot be saved due to disease or injury is brought in, they are taken to an out of town vet for a determination relative to being put down (humanely) or treated with hopes of recovery. Death would be the last option. THS does have a continguency plan for overcrowding. When the river flooded and people abandoned their homes and pets, THS filled up, but not to capacity in their new location. The new kennels are designed for multiple animals, but most only contain one animal and several are empty. I would estimate that they are at half capacity now, but they advertise and offer all healthy animals for quick adoption nationwide.
Not a single choke pole on the property, and I know that since I volunteer there. You show care and respect, and the animals respect you back. They are all tail waggers. No-kill does work, but it takes a lot of work to keep the inventory moving out the door, and THS does this very well, but you got to be agressive in marketing, and get those lives into homes. MAS gets a 'D' grade, but only because of Yappy Hour. otherwise an 'F'

Posted by HughM on 10/21/2011 at 4:08 PM

Re: “Respiratory Disease Outbreak at Memphis Animal Services

JCS, right on. Not much time to be posting, we've got our work cut out for us. News trucks all around the MAS right now, and several rescue groups are blocked out by MAS, not the news trucks. First they say rescue, then they go back on their word? Again? What a habit they have.
I understand we have a few out to be actually tested so far, rather than guess work by MAS.

Posted by HughM on 10/20/2011 at 4:03 PM

Re: “Respiratory Disease Outbreak at Memphis Animal Services

I see some folks are not keeping up with the news. 17 were put down! They were vaccinated for it, but it 'did not work'. Last I heard it was 20 so far, as the MAS workers are dashing around packing boxes. And being excited about the upcoming move in a couple of weeks. The networks are scrambling getting dogs rescued, but you must not be monitoring. Glad you're sitting back bitching rsqer about the ones that are out there helping, good to know who is sitting in a lazyboy with a beer in their hand. Turn on the news, have someone read the paper to you, join in our rescue group networks, do something to help!

Posted by HughM on 10/20/2011 at 3:31 PM


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