Shelter Pets of the Day
October 24, 2012
Submitted by Jody Fisher, who writes:
Apparently these dogs were taken from a home on 10/17. The owner has been charged with various crimes. Thank goodness, none of his crimes involved animal cruelty. The Department of Homeland Security headed up this investigation and it was one of the very kind DHS officers who let us know about these wonderful dogs. What he said touched me deeply: “Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our official duties that we overlook the victims. These dogs deserve another chance.” It is so refreshing to know there are such compassionate officers out there!
The due out date for these dogs was 10/23.
Ona and I met 2 of the pits on Thursday. At that time, we didn’t know about the gorgeous brown dogs (not sure of breed). We took pictures and video. The female pit is so sweet- made me sad to have to leave her. The male was sweet too. Both dogs are not hyper and just absolute loving dogs. They will make such great pets to any family. I went back yesterday and saw all 4 dogs. Both pits were so happy to get physical attention – they nuzzled up against the kennel door to be petted. The other 2 dogs wagged their tails but had such sadness in their eyes. You could tell they were more confused and so scared… They walked slowly toward the front of their kennels to greet me – they just wanted to feel safe.
Please share these 4 dogs with anyone and everyone! And the DHS Officer is to be commended for wanting to help these dogs and making sure James Rogers has a hold on them. Yes, Mr. Rogers told the officer he put a hold on these dogs so we could help find them homes… I am not looking a gift horse in the mouth, let’s just get these dogs out of there.
(All videos and photo by Jody Fisher.)
Memphis Animal Services
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
Phone: (901) 636-1416
TTY: (901) 636-1416
This shelter’s kill rate was 70% for January – September 2012.