We need to educate people about Pitbulls and also make sure that only animal lovers get hired for these positions. This is a matter of life and death for so many innocent lives.
Memphis Animal Services got a new director this summer. Dogs labeled as pitbulls at the facility would not notice.
MAS continues its long tradition of discrimination against any dog labeled pitbull or pitbull mix by staff – regardless of how inaccurate the labels might be. And it’s not because of any terrible law on the books – it’s a choice made by the pound, because they can. These dogs are largely kept behind locked doors in “stray”, away from the areas where the public is allowed to look for a new pet. Even if an adopter knew MAS had more dogs in the “stray” cages and was able to get an employee to unlock the doors and escort them through the area, they wouldn’t be allowed to take home a pet they fell in love with because MAS discriminates against pitbulls. Adopters are required to submit to background checks…
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