Adventures in the life of a Persian American Girl and her Pit Bulls
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
No Food for the Dogs at the MAS!
A report I got from a friend who volunteers at the Memphis Animal Shelter..
“As recently as this Saturday, July 11, the shelter was full to capacity and ran out of food. An employee was trying to stretch the supply by offering one small portion in one dish to a cage of several animals. Of course there was dog fighting. I was told the supervisor in charge ate potato chips while volunteers fretted about how to get more food in before the shelter closed for the day. I hope some board members are aware of this situation. The details are shocking, negligence is worse than ever there.”
To call the Memphis Animal Shelter and voice your concerns..
Call Tina at 901.363.1416 who is Ernie Alexander's assistant who is out today and I was told to talk to Mary. Ernie Alexander is the Director of the Shelter.
This is INSANE..animals should not be treated like this!!!
Update: An email was received by a friend of mine from Ernie Alexander who states that this was not a problem and there is food for all the dogs now. They were overcrowded this weekend due to several impoundments. The advisory board for the MAS is meeting now and I will update if this indeed is the case. So it does not hurt to call and voice any concern you have with this situation.
If you don't live in Memphis, to explain there are several issue with our local government and this shelter. Animal are very low on the totem pool here when it comes to pass law for them. There have been some improvements, but in my opinion, until a spay or neuter law gets passes, there will be too many dogs euthanized in our city. One dog put down for overcrowding is too many in my opinion. Again, I am told the number is 36 dogs a day are euthanized due to overcrowding and funding for shelters.
The main reason I started this blog is to show you some insight into my life and show how normal 'girly' girls like me own the most wonderful breed on the planet. For those scared, confused, or misinformed about Pit Bulls, see that I am just like you and these two boys are my babies. If one person learns something about Pit Bulls from me, I have succeeded. I am a Bellydancing, Jazzercising, Trekking, Boot Camper that loves her fiance and her 2 Pit Bulls dearly. I am a University of Tennesee Grad (twice) and a die hard Vol Fan, no other college teams for me. I am very opinionated and want to save all the homeless dogs in Memphis and around the world...well one dog at a time. Oh and I am also in search of the best bbq in Memphis, by the way.. I am also a small business owner managing the lifestyles of the rich and famous. It's fun and it pays the bills :)