MAS Security Camera Footage

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Obtained via FOIA request

Small dog grabbed from cage with chokepole:

Small dog grabbed from cage with chokepole:

Although the worker acts like there is a lion behind the cage door, it’s actually just a pet, whom he abuses with the chokepole.

A Pitbull type dog and a Shepherd mix are chokepoled in and out of cages at MAS.

A dog who appears to be friendly gets yanked out of his cage on a chokepole, his front legs not even touching the ground.

The dog in the lower right corner appears to have his head stuck through the metal panel. Three workers come in to look at the dog and then leave. When one of the workers returns with a chokepole and sticks it on the dog’s face while opening the cage door, the dog manages to free himself, having already been chokepoled that day. It’s impossible to tell if his neck was injured from the incident but the worker doesn’t seem to care, stringing the dog up on the chokepole and removing him from the room.

The following 5 clips are all of the same dog. In the first, he is seen sticking his head out the unsecured metal panel and barking pitifully for several minutes.

A worker comes into the room but doesn’t bother to check if the dog is injured nor make any effort to make the cage safe.

Another worker sees the dog’s head sticking out and also does nothing. Is the dog stuck? The worker doesn’t check.

And another…

Finally, someone pays attention to the dog. Tragically, it’s not to check to see if his neck his injured or even to give him some pets. It’s to string him up in a metal noose and whip him out of the cage, presumably on his way to the kill room.

Business as usual at MAS. Nobody cares.

The cats in this room were never fed or watered, their cages were never cleaned and no one checked to see if they were alive from 7am to 7pm. Oh and they were kept in the dark. This clip shows a sampling of the neglect over the 12 hour period.

Links to May 22, 2012 Footage:

MAS Security Camera Footage: Chokepoles and Hungry Dogs

Another Room of Dogs Neglected at MAS

Another Room, More Neglect at MAS

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47 Comments

  1. These sick people should be put in jail. How I would love to see these low lifes treated the way they treat these poor creatures. How can humans be so mean? Damn to hell all of them. There is just no words to watch this and have any kind of excuse. These lowlifes are cowards and bullies.

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  2. Cindy Davidson

     /  March 12, 2012

    Please take action and stop the senseless cruelty toward these helpless animals. This is a shelter — a haven — a place of rest in lives of those who may not have had a place to rest in for a long time. Please show them the respect that they deserve and you would demand. Show some compassion, people!

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  3. LLowe

     /  March 14, 2012

    What sadly pathetic pieces of human excrement and they’re ALL in on it together, one lies and the other swears to it… ’cause it’s all about the money and Mayor Wharton should be recalled or impeached immediately as he’s just as guilty as the rest of them for doing absolutely NOTHING for far too long. SICKENING!!!

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  4. Susan

     /  March 14, 2012

    I really think this is more insensitivity and ignorance than a desire to harm, but that doesn’t make it less disturbing and cruel. Many of us can put ourselves in the helpless animal’s shoes, and imagine how they must feel. Not everyone has that empathy for animals. Those that don’t need to be weeded out during the application process, and great care needs to be taken to educate people desiring to be acos and kennel workers. It’s not “just a job”, it’s a responsibility for creatures that feel pain and fear, that ought to receive some compassion as they go through the horrible experience of an animal shelter and euthanasia. These employees need to be educated and taught sensitivity, and if they’re burned out, removed from their positions.

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    • Sandy

       /  October 20, 2012

      Not so sure I agree with only your first comment. These men deliberately took (at least) 2 dogs out on leashes together so they could fight each other for their entertainment. That’s not ignorance. That’s a plan. And standing on a dying cat with both feet?

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  5. Babs

     /  March 14, 2012

    Those chokepoles need to be put “where the sun don’t shine” of each and every one of these low-life scum bags.

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  6. Maggie

     /  March 23, 2012

    If you don’t have the compassion or patients to work with animals don’t F*cking work in an animal shelter!! These poor excuses for people need to be fired and prosecuted for animal cruelty! There weak people who r inadequate in life so they take it out on these defenceless dogs! ANIMAL ABUSE MUST STOP!

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  7. Tina Thach

     /  March 23, 2012

    This is just crazy. I can’t stand to look at another video. Seriously why isn’t there anything done. Why are these people working with animals when they are treating them like crap. This just angered me so bad and that these videos are being taken and still nothing is being done. I want to help. I want to take over the shelter and hire people that loves animal. What can we do to stop this madness.

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  8. luvmydogs

     /  March 28, 2012

    Well, maybe they don’t want their face bit off by one of those pits. Better to put them down than have some unsuspecting family adopt one and then have their child or other pet get killed.

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    • luvmydogs…Seriously? Did you actually LOOK at the video? Did you see how terrified these poor animals are? Seriously? A choke pole is only necessary when and animal is showing aggression, if you actually LOOKED at the videos, you would see EVERY dog that ends up being dragged around by one, is at first is wagging its tale when the POS goes to the cage or crate to get the poor dog out.

      You must be related to or friends of these pathetic excuses for humane beings. Shame on YOU!

      If these idiots are afraid of animals, then they shouldn’t be working here, period. This facility should be doing evals and it’s not. That would determine aggression, providing they actually DID the job. It is painfully obvious to even the most casual of observers, that the employees at this facility don’t give a damn, they are only here for the paycheck and doing in a way that’s best for them, not the animals.

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      • candi

         /  July 16, 2012

        i have a pit and love him dearly. my 3 lil boys who cuddle him sleep with him and love him daily would have no clue what to do without him. He also was abused neglected and tied to a guard rail and left for dead. no matter what there kind they could surely treat them better than that. you apparently don’t know what your talking about because if you did you would know when any dog is being abused its nature to protect yourself. these poor animals never had a chance. i hope god forgives you all who treat animals like this

  9. luvmydogs

     /  March 28, 2012

    Well, Lynne, that is why there are so many more pit bull attacks, because so many “rescue” groups take these dogs that they have evaluated, and let unsuspecting families adopt them. Please read Chase Anthony Lupica Fund page and the dogs bite page to see what the wonderful famiy pit did to that poor baby. I’d rather see the pit bulls put down, than have 1 more child get attacked. Oh yes, another 4 year old boy just got killed by a pit bull. I’m sorry, I love dogs and have 3, but my grand baby is more valuable than any pit bull out there. Also, a fearful dog is an aggressive dog, should those workers all get chewed up, and mauled and degloved by the pits? Just hope is doesn’t happen to you or a loved one of yours.

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    • mikken

       /  March 28, 2012

      Wow, someone has swallowed the media play hook, line, and sinker. Do some research, luvmydogs. These dogs are demonized because they’re popular now – just as we heard about “vicious” German Shepherds, “vicious” Dobermans, etc. years ago. It’s very rare to hear about the attacks on children by Labradors and Goldens, but they happen just the same – they’re just not as “exciting” to the media.

      http://caveat.typepad.com/files/torontobitesbybreed10_yrs-1.pdf

      http://www.badrap.org/monster-myths

      http://www.badrap.org/breed-history

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    • Go peddle your Pitbull fear mongering someplace else. You won’t find any takers here.

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      • luvmydogs

         /  March 29, 2012

        Then why do you pit lovers go on the pages of families that have lost a child to a pit bull mauling, and blame them for what the crazy dog did? Or you’ll donate money to “save a pit bull” from being put down after it killed someone, but chastise a family that lost a loved one.

      • Maybe my hint was too subtle. You are now banned.

      • mikken

         /  March 29, 2012

        Any dog can be dangerous.

        For you to essentially say that it’s ok for MAS to abuse and kill pits simply because of what they are is a whole nasty bucket of ignorance that I want no part of.

    • candi

       /  July 16, 2012

      i went on his page and it is sad. my brother was attacked by a alb at age 3 so i feel there pain. it tore his ribs right out of his side. luckily my mother was right there and it was also a stray. this sounds more like a stray dog problem. any kind of dog is vicious when raised that way.

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  10. joann

     /  April 25, 2012

    Are those f***ing employees crazy in Memphis? I’m so angry right now after watching their security footage I could go postal on those pieces of shit. It should be the employees at MAS that are dragged & choked & treated with such disregard.

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  11. eleanor

     /  April 27, 2012

    The reality of suffering of animals is beyond some, and the truths, of the inhumane way animals are killed are truths. Since the beginning of time mankind has inflicted pain and torture of animals and some will never see the horrific suffering and treating animals as yesterdays garbage. It is only through education, documentation and kindness and compassion for God’s creatures, and deep personal look as what we are as human beings that will change the attrocities we put on animals. Beautiful and graphic film, I saw fear, torture, pain, and with all animals angels that document, save, respect and love, that we are a voice for the voiceless, and a voice that will keep speaking, their lives and the way animals are treated matter.

    “Animals are God’s creatures, not human property, nor utilities, nor resources, nor commodities, but precious beings in God’s sight. ..~ Rev. Andrew Linzey

    “Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight” ~Albert Schweitzer

    “He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
    - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.” George Graham Vest

    “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
    _ Josh Billings

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  12. savannahgeorgia05@yahoo.com

     /  April 27, 2012

    Every one of those …. (I cant even say it) should be fired on the spot … loose their benefits and all … They are the worst of all … no wonder they dont have harsher laws against animal abuse, they would have to use them on themselves …
    Scum of the earth …

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  13. WTF!!! THESE PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE ABUSE CHARGES FILED ON THEM…WHAT THEY ARE DOING IS SO MEAN AND WRONG. IF U DONT LIKE THE DOGS THEN GET ANOTHER JOB!!! I FELT SO SORRY FOR THOSE POOR DOGS BEING PULLED AROUND BY THAT CHOKE ROD AND THEN PICKED UP BY THEIR NECKS AND PUT INTO THOSE CAGES AND STUFF, CHOKING THEM THE WHOLE TIME…JUSTICE WOULD BE THEM HAVING ALL THAT STUFF DONE TO THEM AND SEE HOW THEY LIKE IT!!! CAMERAS SHOULD BE IN ALL THOSE SHELTERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON THOSE WORKERS WHO NEED TO BE WATCHED AND SUPEVISED.
    I WOULD GLADLY CHOKE AND PULL THEM AROUND ON ONE OF THOSE CHOKE RODS AND MAKE THEM JUMP FROM HIGH PLACES AND THROW THEM AROUND WHILE CHOKING THE HELL OUT OF THEM. BUT THOSE EMPLOYEES NEED TO BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY!!

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  14. Anahin

     /  April 27, 2012

    I couldn’t even bring myself to view the videos, just looking at the pictures made me feel disgusted!!! I’m so angry that they allow these heartless, cruel individuals to work with animals….makes you think how they must treat their children… MAS should take action and fire these ppl, in the process call CPS on them as well. I think that animal shelters should have a pre-screening and psych test, & know if the person has knowledge on animals (or at least on some breeds) before hiring. ;)

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  15. nichole case

     /  April 27, 2012

    these low lives who cant make it in the real world w/ real jobs need to be fired… this is bullshit! let this town know all of these facts see the videos, mark my words people will donate their time instead of these heartless scumbags. there is no way this should be allowed, there are too many great shelters in the united states who work their ass’s off to allow homeless pets to live life to the fullest. happy in shelters!

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  16. Where the hell are the people of Memphis and WHY are they putting up with this????????

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  17. Where the hell are the people of Memphis and WHY are they putting up with this????

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    • The people in Memphis are here… some of us sick and heartbroken to know that we live in a place that allows this despite our protests, despite our efforts.

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  18. Regina Sellers

     /  April 27, 2012

    THESE ARE ALL SCUM BAGS AND SHOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO TREAT THESE ANIMALS SO HORRIBLE….PUT THEM IN MC DONALDS AND LET THE PISS ON SOME HAMBURGERS LET THEM TAKES THEIR ANGRY ASSES OUT SOMEWHERE ELSE BUT NOT AT A SHELTER…THIS IS DIGUSTING I THINK EVERYONE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY THIS WOULD BE TOLERATED????

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  19. Sophie honey, I have watched all these videos and they actually made me throw up, As you know I am a Canadian. I doubt that MAS would be interested in a thing that I may have to say, or your Government for that matter. However, who every gave these less then human beings jobs, needs to be put away for a very long time. In my Country, if an individual caused harm or abused their pets, they would absolutely get jail time, as well as a very large fine. This member of parliament, that many of you have already mentioned, who holds office in Memphis, should be put out of that office immediately. What kind of person is this, that allows these things to go on, in his own state, and does nothing about it. These poor dear animals, are gifts from God, for us to enjoy as our pets. How dare these people, if that’s what they are called. They certainly don’t deserve the title by any means. I quite honestly, don’t have any words, to describe my feelings about all this. really. I have many thoughts, but I may get myself in trouble if I put them in print. They are all just creeps, that crawled out of a sewer somewhere. I certainly will be praying for these little fur balls, that I love so very much. I also will be praying for justice for each and everyone of these precious animals that have suffered so. For every person who has responded to this gross injustice, God Bless you all. I certainly hope and pray, that you will be able to get something done, to STOP THIS. Take care my American friends. Hugssssss to all of you.

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  20. Brenda hughes

     /  June 17, 2012

    Well!? I am very upset , sad, angry, and was a little nieve at the treatment that goes on in the”puppy mills” please contact me i just got a little bichon 3yrs. Old already had 3 cicerian pregnancys, she is frightened of a lot. Especially men. I need some ideas of how to help bring her to trust my husband and i, i will mot let this wonderful little girl be killed! Thank you

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  21. Marino396

     /  June 18, 2012

    Good God! That place is a dungeon! And those that work there…. Words fail me….

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  22. Who hires these rejects?? These animals should always be protected at all times!! Who supervises ?? People should be held accountable all of them.Camera are needed and alot more

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  23. I can’t post what should be done to these things. I could watch them burn to death.

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  24. I did not see what kind of punishment these two morons are getting. Surely the law will not just slap their hands. I think they should be put to death as far as I am concerned. I hope one day if they are ever set free, an animal or a pack of animals attack and kill them both.

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  25. And where are their fucking bosses???? Or are they part of it too…what bastards! And why are we the public not protesting in front of this shelter? What are humans becoming? These animals are better off put to sleep humanely than living this kind of life in fear. the death penalty sounds like a good punishment for these so called “caretakers”….after of course we drag them down the highway by a choke pole behind a truck!!! I’d do it and sleep well that night!!! What low life cowards!

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  26. JAIL THE BASTARDS!!!!!

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  27. THOSE SONS OF BITCHES! I WONDER IF THEY WOULD BE SO BRAVE STANDING UP TO HUMANS. THEY NEED TO TAKE THOSE CHOKEPOLES AND SHOVE THEM WHERE THE SON DON’T SHINE. THEY MUST REALLY HATE THEIR JOBS AND ANIMALS. THE MAYOR IS A JOKE. HE HAS DONE NOTHING TO CHANGE THE FATE OF THESE ANIMALS. WE NEED LEGAL ACTION NOW! DON’T OFFICIALS GET A COPY OF THESE ARTICLES? THEY SHOULD PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE THEIR JOBS AREN’T SECURE!!!!

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  28. Teresa Nutter

     /  July 22, 2013

    Even most inmates in prison treat animals good. I would love to see these workers put in with some animal loving inmates. I’m sure they would be wishing they could be euthanized! KARMA!!!

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  29. I’d like to put a chokepole around every one of those (use your own term here) necks and drag them around and lift them in and out of high cages and in some cases even carry them with the cokepole so their feet are not even touching the ground.
    People (even though they seem like machines) who can treat any living thing the way these workers treat these innocent and helpless dogs must not have a soul.

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  30. Victoria

     /  December 19, 2013

    The puppies being put into the small cages I feel were handled fine I don’t know how they keep from kissing them on their way down :). But these workers look bored to death….. in this case gonna cut them some slack. Except for the guy who had a dog jump from the top cage onto a hard floor. But sure its hard moving a frightened dog in a timely manner.
    This is just about how my dog acts taking it to the vet. Sure they hear fear in the air from the unknown. But love the idea of the cameras because these animals
    do not have voices.

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    • The guy in the video has since been convicted of animal cruelty for torturing pets at MAS in front of an undercover police officer. He no longer works at the pound but the people who watched him hurting animals and did nothing about it still do.

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  31. Victoria

     /  December 20, 2013

    To bad they didn’t set an example and fire all employees who witnessed and did nothing. Sure there are many animal lovers ready to take their jobs.

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  32. Adela

     /  January 30, 2014

    I am seriously shocked by these videos – and I seriously don´t need to see all. I just don´t understand why Americans put so much stress on democracy and human rights when after that they just torture poor animals like that. (Please, of course I understand that this is not all the Americans, so I´m not trying to generalize, but why not think about the rights of animals as well). They ARE also living creatures and deserve our love and care. Please please, stop this.

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  33. Zuzana

     /  January 31, 2014

    DISGUSTING!!!! What is MAS??????

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    • mikken

       /  January 31, 2014

      Memphis Animal Services. It’s an animal “shelter”. Supposedly.

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  34. Suzie

     /  February 23, 2014

    Like Hitlers camp Auschwitz. The devil at work!

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