On Sunday, May 19th, SOS Memphis led a peaceful protest in response to recent findings about the continued abuse and neglect taking place at Memphis Animal Services. The story ran on local news and was featured in some regional news as well. While Rogers may say he welcomes the criticism and that the noted issues have been “resolved”, it does not mean that meaningful disciplinary action was taken. “Resolved” generally means that the employee was merely “written-up”, which is nothing more than a piece of paper in the employee’s folder. Rebecca Coleman is still on the city payroll. In fact, it appears that according to the ABC24 news report, of the six employees cited, only two have been fired. Taxpayers are still paying the salaries of the four listed in the document.
Also, please keep in mind that though Mr. Rogers proudly asserts that his employees have recently completed training with the National Animal Control Association, Memphis Animal Services employees have been trained countless times by several groups. Training means nothing unless it is actually implemented!
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MAS Responds to Allegations
MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) – The city responded to new claims about the care of dogs and cats at Memphis Animal Services. The shelter’s director welcomes the renewed criticism. A group called “SOS Memphis” held a rally over the weekend referencing a number of recent incidents of alleged abuse. “The issues that were cited are issues that have already been resolved,” said MAS Director James Rogers. READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH THE VIDEO.
SOS Memphis Protests Animal Shelter
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) - A Memphis group spent the day protesting the head veterinarian at Memphis Animal Shelter. Save Our Shelter of Memphis says its disturbed by the problems that remain at the shelter. The group wants the mistreatment of animals by the Memphis Animal Services to end, and they want the Mayor to do something about it. READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH THE VIDEO.
Animal Advocates Protest Recent Events at Memphis Animal Services
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) – Problems at Memphis Animal Services have been well documented for years, but continuing problems prompted a peaceful demonstration Sunday in east Memphis. The “Save our Shelter” organization cites mistreatment and neglect of animals among its complaints. Several gathered for the demonstration at Poplar and Highland with picket signs to get across their message. READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH THE VIDEO.