Keeping Up Appearances
June 22, 2012
The failures leading up to Nola’s killing at the Memphis pound were not oopses. Nonetheless, both the staffer who entered the wrong date on Nola’s intake – and couldn’t be bothered to correct it when notified – and the worker who failed “to appropriately record” the killing have received nothing but written reprimands. No terminations, no suspensions, no lost pay. In fact, it’s not at all clear from the reprimands that the city cares one bit that Nola is dead:
“This failure to appropriately record this data caused MAS to spend undue time to identify the animal[.] After review it was evident and obvious your failure to complete these records caused undue hardship on the owner and made MAS look incompetent.”
Congratulations Memphis for keeping focused on how things look rather than how things are.
There are bins full of dead pets being loaded out your back door daily MAS, in case you haven’t noticed. As a public facility intended to shelter animals, that makes you look incompetent.
Memphis please, stop the killing.