Shelter Pet of the Day

This precious senior is at the Memphis pound.  He was impounded as a stray and is heartworm positive.  If he has owners, I hope they can find him.  If anyone can give him a home for whatever time he has left in this life, I will mail you a bag of homemade treats which I guarantee he will enjoy.  His ID number at MAS is 284664.  His “review date” is February 5.  (Thanks Jody Fisher for submitting this pet.)

284664

Dog ID #284664 at the Memphis pound.  Photo by Memphis Pets Alive.

 

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Shelter Pet of the Day: Memphis

What the Memphis pound has done to get dog ID #283970 adopted:

283970 mas ph

Screencap from PetHarbor.com

What animal advocates have done to get dog ID #283970 adopted:

Jody Fisher asked MAS repeatedly to at least post this adorable dog’s photo on PetHarbor so she might have a better chance at being adopted but was refused.  The dog has until tomorrow to get adopted.  If anyone is interested in adopting but needs assistance, please leave a comment here.  I love this dog.  I will do whatever I can to help get her out of Memphis Animal Slaughterhouse.

mpa cage card 283970

Photo by Memphis Pets Alive

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Shelter Pet of the Day

Zoe-1-4

Kitten with a goatee.  (Photo by Casey Post)

Zoe is a hepcat who is available for adoption at the SPCA of Medina Co in Ohio.

Shelter Pet of the Day – Memphis, TN

Dog ID #281205 at the Memphis pound.

Dog ID #281205 at the Memphis pound.

Based on the number of animals the Memphis pound currently has listed on PetHarbor, there appear to be more than 350 empty cages at the facility today.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 192 animals listed by the Memphis pound on September 15, 2015.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 192 animals listed by the Memphis pound on September 15, 2015.

But dog ID #281205 can’t be allowed to live in one of those empty cages because he is “past his review date”.  And no one has applied to adopt him because he is being kept in a cage behind locked doors at the Memphis pound.  The public is barred from seeing him because, as one supervisor told rescuer Jody Fisher, “This is not a dog that should be in the adoption area – we would catch flack for having him out on the floor in his condition.”  He is not listed on PetHarbor either.  As usual, MAS is concerned about appearances, not lifesaving.

This fellow is old, he is HW+, he’s thin and it looks like he’s got a hematoma on his ear, possibly from an infection.  Maybe he’s not the most dashing dog in the place but I think he’s handsome and would look very nice with a lipstick kiss on top of his head.

If anyone wants to meet him, they’ll have to find a pound staffer willing to help.  And because MAS chooses to arbitrarily discriminate against certain dogs based on body shape, any potential adopter will have to jump through special hoops in order to save this dog.  But who doesn’t love a challenge?  The pound is open from 1pm to 7pm today.  Anyone interested in saving this dog must do so before 6:45pm.

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Let us know if you need help.

Shelter Pet of the Day

This handsome 4 year old kitty with the sad face was spotted by reader Anne.  A comment left on his post says he has been moved to sick hold for a URI.  I don’t have any further info but please consider sharing him so that he can find the person he needs.

Hermes, cat ID #27630587 at the Greenville Co pound in SC .(via Facebook)

Hermes, cat ID #27630587 at the Greenville Co pound in SC  (via Facebook)

Greenville Co Animal Care
328 Furman Hall Rd.
Greenville, SC 29609

864.467.3950 Phone
864.467.3294 Fax
Email: petpr@greenvillecounty.org

Shelter Pet of the Day

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

This pet was submitted by Jody Fisher.  She says he is 8 years old and heartworm positive.  He appears to have a skin condition which needs to be treated.  He has until 4:45pm on Saturday, April 11.

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

Dog ID #276292 at the Memphis pound, as shown on Facebook.

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

The Memphis pound had a 50% kill rate in 2014.

UPDATED: Shelter Pet of the Day: Memphis

Dog #272194 at MAS, as depicted in a screengrab from a video on Facebook.

Dog #272194 at MAS, as depicted in a screengrab from a video on Facebook.

I am not a behaviorist but smiling in dogs is generally accepted as an expression of positive emotions and at the very least, a submissive offering.

But at the Memphis pet killing facility, smiling appears to have earned dog #272194 a spot on the kill list.  Memphis shelter pet advocate Jody Fisher inquired about the dog yesterday and a supervisor at MAS responded:

From: <DeKeishia.Tunstall@memphistn.gov>
Date: October 20, 2014, 12:36:03 PM CDT
To: Jody Fisher
Cc: <James.Rogers@memphistn.gov>, <James.Edgeston@memphistn.gov>
Subject: RE: Adoption Event

Good morning Ms. Fisher.

Hope you are doing well.

Animal ID # A272194 was moved from our Adoption floor to a kennel in Stray due to some negative behaviors i.e. growling, snarling, showing teeth exhibited during our adoption event last weekend.

The pet was moved to ensure public safety.

Are you interested in pulling this one? If you are, please be advised the pet exhibiting some behaviors suggestive of aggression. Also, if you are interested, you will need to come in no later than close of business today to process this pet out.

Please let me know if you will be in.

Thanks,
De Keishia

Today, Jody asked for 2 business days to network this dog.  She was advised the dog needs to be out of MAS today.  Based on the number of animals the pound currently has listed on PetHarbor, there appear to be roughly 450 empty cages at the facility today.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 110 animals listed by MAS on October 21, 2014.

Screengrab from PetHarbor showing 110 animals listed by MAS on October 21, 2014.

Please share this dog with anyone you know who likes smiley dogs – which is everyone on the earth except staff at MAS I guess.  She is being kept in a cage behind locked doors at the Memphis pound.  The public is barred from seeing her.  If anyone wants to meet her, they’ll have to find a staff member willing to help.  And because MAS chooses to arbitrarily discriminate against certain dogs based on body shape, any potential adopter will have to jump through special hoops in order to save this dog.  [/motivational speech]  The pound is open from 1pm to 7pm today:

Memphis city pound
2350 Appling City Cove
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 636-PAWS (7297)
MAS@memphistn.gov

Dog #272194 at MAS, as depicted in a screengrab from a video on Facebook.

UPDATE, added October 22, 2014: This “suggestive of aggression” dog is no longer behind the iron curtain at MAS. She was saved last night by the irresponsible public. Here she is with her first victim:

Thank you to everyone who helped network this girl and get her away from the pound staff who wrongly labeled her a public safety threat, hid her in the back room and would have killed her. I’m smiling right now too by the way, in case anyone at MAS wants to write me up.

Shelter Pet of the Day – Los Angeles

Costello, as pictured on the PetHarbor listings for West Los Angeles ACC.

Costello, as pictured on the PetHarbor listings for West Los Angeles ACC.

No one sent me this dog and I don’t know anything about him except what West Los Angeles ACC posted:

COSTELLO – ID#A1439877

My name is Costello and I am a neutered male, tricolor Jack (Parson) Russell Terrier.

The shelter thinks I am about 10 years old.
I weigh approximately 14 pounds.

I have been at the shelter since Nov 26, 2013.

I just happened across his listing this morning and felt the need to share him. He looks to be an old fella, probably scared and confused as to why he is in a shelter. Please share him with your contacts who love dogs.

Costello is at:
West Los Angeles Animal Care and Control Center
11361 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(888) 452-7381
Hours are 8am to 5pm Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am to 5pm on Sunday, closed on Monday

During fiscal year 2012 – 2013, the death rate at Los Angeles Animal Services was approximately 32%

Shelter Pet of the Day: Chance in PA

Chance at the Chester Co SPCA in PA.

Chance at the Chester Co SPCA in PA.

Submitted by Aimee who writes:

Chance is a senior yellow lab who came to us under rather unfortunate circumstances. His caretaker has been admitted to the hospital and can no longer provide for him. We’re trying to network hard for Chance and hope that since it’s adopt a senior month he may be able to find a nice warm home to spend his golden years in.

Chance is at:

Chester County SPCA
1212 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-692-6113
Fax: 610-436-4630
ccspca.org

For the period covering January through August 2013, 42% of the animals at Chester Co SPCA were either killed or died on their own.

Shelter Pet of the Day: Kentucky

Added, 10-30-13: Readers Clarice and db have offered to donate to whoever helps Bo.

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Bo, as pictured on the Petfinder website.  He is at the Franklin Co Humane Society in Frankfort KY

Bo, as pictured on the Petfinder website. He is at the Franklin Co Humane Society in Frankfort KY.

Today I received a note from a reader, asking me to feature a dog at the Franklin Co Humane Society in Kentucky on the blog as he is going to be killed on Friday and the reader really wanted to help find him an adopter or rescuer.  I needed to verify the information about the dog being scheduled for killing on Friday so I wrote to the contact e-mail address provided.

From: Shirley Thistlethwaite
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:47 AM
Subject: Jeanine
To: rescuebrigade@gmail.com

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/24090302

I am planning to feature this dog on my blog today, per a request from a reader.  Are you affiliated with the facility that is housing this dog?  I am trying to confirm information I was given – that he is on the kill list for Friday.  I only want to include accurate info in my post.

Thank you,

Shirley Thistlethwaite

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From: Jeanine <rescuebrigade@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: Jeanine
To: Shirley Thistlethwaite

I am the shelter’s Rescue Coordinator and yes he is on the list however my shelter manager will not allow our animals to be posted online with a euth notice because of the negative feedback the shelter receives.  The staff does not have time for harassing calls and emails.  Please stress the he has been in and out of our shelter for over a year and time is of the essence but do not use the word euthanasia or give a date.  Give my email address as the contact and I’ll expedite any interest in him.  Thanks.

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From:Shirley Thistlethwaite
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: Jeanine
To: Jeanine <rescuebrigade@gmail.com>

Thank you for the information Jeanine.  If he’s on the kill list for Friday, I’ll be saying so.  I don’t play fancy dress up with people who kill pets.  Facts are facts.  I get them and I tell them.  I will be happy to include your e-mail address as a contact.

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From: Jeanine <rescuebrigade@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Jeanine
To: Shirley Thistlethwaite

We are a county open admission shelter taking in thousands of animals a year and people don’t understand the lack of resources and shelter space so thanks but no thanks. Do not post our shelter dog.

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Shorter:  We’d rather put a dog in the dumpster than have someone tell the truth about the killing we do here at Franklin Co.

In order to get to know the Franklin Co Humane Society a little better, I visited the group’s website.  FCHS has a report posted there indicating its live release rate for January through August 2013 was 75%. The most recent board meeting minutes posted on the site are from July 2013. A few snippets:

This year the shelter alone (without the thrift store) essentially broke even. We have income exceeding expenses by $69,076 for the 12 months ending in June. […] Assets went up from $340,000 to $470,000. Sam noted this was a good turnaround we should be happy about.

[…]

August 24 – Microchip and license sales at Petco from 11 ‐ 2. Lauren will attend with a volunteer to help with this endeavor. Normal cost is $25 but will only charge $20 (cost is $10 so there will be a profit).

[…]

Upon recommendation by the Evaluation Committee, a motion to approve a 3% raise for [shelter manager] Nancy Benton retroactive to July 1, 2013 was made by Ray Smith, seconded by John Hibbard. Motion approved by all except Linda Thomas opposed. Motion carried.

Shorter:  Income exceeding expenses, selling microchips at a 100% markup, give the manager a raise.

But I guess I don’t understand about “the lack of resources” at this profitable facility where the staff is going to kill Bo instead of doing their jobs.

If you are interested in helping Bo, please read his particulars then contact the Franklin Co HS.  Oh and I wouldn’t mention that you saw him here.  Not that anyone who works in a shelter would kill an animal out of spite but you know, negative feedback and resources and stuff.  Let us know if you need help.

Franklin County Humane Society
1041 Kentucky Ave
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-875-7297
contact.fchsky@gmail.com

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