Alright MAS, you can quit lowering the bar now. I think you’ve got it pretty well in the dirt.
As far as I know, neither the mama dog nor any of her pups were ever listed online for adoption. They were never housed in the area accessible by the public. Besides webcam watchers and the surrendering party, no one outside of MAS knew they were there.
None of us knows why the dogs were surrendered. It could be a simple case of an owner who thought she was doing the best possible thing for her dogs as far as finding them new homes. Maybe finances were an obstacle. Or maybe the owner is just a horrible person, I don’t know. But it seems obvious from the webcam shots that there is some love for these dogs. Before you rush to condemn the owner for bringing her pets to MAS, let’s remember that she’s not the one who put them in the garbage bin and wheeled them to the kill room. She brought them to a shelter – a safe haven, where they would be able to find new homes. At least, that’s what shelters are supposed to be.