UPDATED: MAS: Marketing Fail
June 11, 2011
Snipped from the minutes of the MAS Advisory Board Meeting March 9, 2011:
Board Members present:
Cindy Sanders, acting Chair/secretary
Matt Pepper, MAS Administrator
Floor opened to public
Beverly King – public should not be kept from entering stray area to adopt. Until Pepper, all animals except most
vicious/sick were available to be adopted. City is keeping public out to hide mistakes.
MAS response – public is shown adoptable animals that come from stray area.
Board response – Miami/Dade allows public in to see strays and adoptable animals. Allowed more time to spend with
Anne Marie Easton – M/D has up to date book with photos and allows public to select animal with disclaimer regarding
MAS response – strays are mostly pit bulls.
Michelle Buckalew – 13- 15% of animals at shelter available to be viewed. Potential for large scale adoption events to be
MAS response – people are welcome to come to the shelter any business day to adopt.
So there you have it folks. No need to keep clamoring for the public to be allowed to help the hundreds of dogs behind closed doors in the stray area: they’re mostly Pitbulls. Ipso facto, they have no right to life. And even if they did, nobody cares about a bunch of dogs who are mostly Pitbulls anyway.
As far as taking any of the dogs from the stray area out to weekly, large-scale adoption events – puh. [eye roll] [groan] [sigh] [appeal to Flying Spaghetti Monster for strength to deal with these stupidheads] Why would we want to do that? If anyone in Memphis wants to adopt a dog, they can damn well come to OUR PLACE, on OUR HOURS, and choose from the dogs WE SAY they can adopt. And it’s not gonna be mostly Pitbulls either because we require a home inspection for that and frankly, we just don’t have the resources to conduct a bunch of home inspections so better just to kill kill kill. We really do have the best system worked out here so if you annoying taxpayers would just sit down and shut up, we’ll all get along just fine.
I don’t know if the dog in the above photos is still alive but if he is, I would love the opportunity to try and help him. MAS – will you allow me to try and help this dog? Can you provide any information on the dog’s status? You can post here, anonymously if you wish, or e-mail me or contact any Memphis no kill advocate who can then pass along the info to me. Bloody hell, I don’t care if you send a note tied to the leg of a carrier pigeon. Just let me try to help this dog. If he is already dead, I will gladly try to help any other dog of your choosing in the stray area. Just get the info to me.
Added, 6-12-11: I received a grab of a dog who looks like the brown and white one above being taken to the kill room yesterday.