March 23, 2011
Memphis Animal Services says the reason the webcam shows workers poking sticks into so many cages in the cat ward is that they contain feral cats. I have questions.
1. Why is MAS holding so many feral cats when the shelter has no TNR program in place? Are all these cats simply being
poked with sticks held in cages for 3 days and then killed? Can’t MAS do better than that?
2. Are these feral cats for adoption? If not, why are they being showcased in a ward where adopters look for pets? MAS kills 16,000 pets a year – can’t they make a better effort to get every adoptable cat they have in front of visitors? Why no cats on Petfinder – is the entire shelter full of only feral cats?
3. If all these cats are feral and the workers can not place their hands in the cages for fear of injury, why are kiddies allowed to roam around this ward? Is it ok if they stick their hands in these cages?