Dear Memphis Community,
for some time now the Memphis Animal Shelter (MAS) is creating a extremely negative image about YOUR Community. This negative image now is reaching all parts of the Unites States and many people are outraged, frustrated and angry about the happenings in YOUR Animal Shelter and YOUR Community. The Memphis Animal Shelter is not more then a Slaughterhouse, a high efficiency killing machine. Animals are being abused on a daily basis from so called “care takers”, many of them with criminal background. People from all over the world are able to watch the daily abuse over the Internet using this website
YOUR elected officials, City Council and Mayor, have signed off on this. I would like to encourage you to educate yourself before the next election so that you will be able to make a informed decision. This is YOUR Community, this is YOUR Animal Shelter, YOUR tax money is being used to abuse and kill animals day after day. One day in August, 53 animals were killed with in hours in YOUR Animal Shelter. It was said because the Animal Shelter needed space but the webcams clearly showed that many empty cages were available. Let me show you the statistic of YOUR Animal Shelter:
2009: Intake 16256, adopted out 1506, died in Shelter 255, killed 13255, Foster 5, missing 282
2010: Intake 15404, adopted out 1616, died in Shelter 357, killed 11930, Foster 47, missing 155
In 2009 only 5 animals went in to Foster care, 47 in 2010. This is not acceptable. In the last 2 years 437 animals vanished in the Shelter. What happened? Did aliens come and take them? Did they open the cage doors them self and walked out the front door? The adoption numbers are way to low for this large geographical area. Do YOU believe this is acceptable for YOUR Community? YOUR elected officials believe it is acceptable because they don’t think it is necessary to change anything. They use YOUR tax money to give YOUR Community a bad name. YOUR tax money is being used to abuse and kill thousands of animals every year.
Deep in my heart I believe that the people of Memphis are passionate animal lovers and as such I ask YOU to stand up and hold YOUR elected officials accountable and demand changes.
Many Animal Shelter in other County’s and City’s have shown that it can be done in a different way. Austin, TX and Reno, NV are extremely good examples of how it can be done. Both Animal Shelter save the life’s of more then 90% of all animals they take in. How they do it? They all follow the No Kill Equation developed by Nathan Winograd.
This is YOUR Community, this is YOUR Animal Shelter, YOU have the power to create something YOU can be proud of.
No Kill Advocate
Allegany County, MD