MAS, for short.
The two employees who watched dogs and cats being tortured and killed by three other employees (2 now convicted, 1 trial pending) are still on the job. They saw dogs being hanged, cats being stomped and other horrific crimes against animals and never said a word. This is not new information. And to those of us who have followed the miserable state of affairs at Memphis Animal Services, it’s hardly surprising. But here’s something new: Local pet advocate Ona Cooper has filed a complaint with the state of TN about the two employees. She told the local news:
“I was appalled that anyone would witness it and not speak up, especially being shelter workers,” she said. “If the staff that had seen it reported it immediately then the abuse wouldn’t have continued.”
The state is investigating the complaint. Thank you irresponsible public for doing the right thing. Again.
And then there’s this:
According to the official shelter statistics, last year 136 animals were found dead in their cages. But Shelter Administrator James Rogers dismissed that number, saying it was really 43.
“Some of the entries, as far as animals dying in their kennel, were in correct,” he said, calling it a data entry error. “Some of the technicians, some of the clerks, would select ‘died in kennel’ as opposed to saying specifically how the animal died or where it expired.”
Sooooo some of the 136 might not have “expired” in the kennel per se, they may have been choked to death in a hallway or beaten with a steel pole in an isolation area or…? Whatevs. I am weary of Mr. Rogers’ pathetic attempts to cover up the truth. He doesn’t even look like he believes what he’s saying.
But in watching the video, there is a white dog with a brown eye patch wearing a pink ID collar in one of the cages at MAS. She is shown near the end of the clip and she is clearly suffering, at least emotionally.
Although ChipIn has closed down and we are no longer collecting funds to help pets at MAS, we do still have a good chunk of money in the account. If anyone can help this poor dog, I will gladly spend the reader donated funds from the now closed account to help pay for expenses. If you can adopt, foster, rescue or transport this dog, please leave a comment. No dog should be left like this, especially not at a pet killing facility where animal abusers and their cohorts keep their jobs, no questions asked.