Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Tragedy of Memphis Animal Services....
by Michelle Buckalew, Animal World USA president
Many are asking if anyone is attempting to do anything regarding the continuing and heartbreaking tragedy of Memphis Animal Services. Yes, of course. There are many citizens who have been working on this and are continuing to work to change the tragedy of Memphis Animal Services. Indeed some of us have been working on this from many different angles and on several fronts for a long time. And, no we will not give up. Please know that Memphis animal advocates are not turning a blind eye or deaf ear to this ongoing, beyond heartbreaking problem.
Unacceptable killing of healthy shelter animals is going on from the east coast to the west coast and everywhere in between. Four million pets a year are euthanized. Many communities have its “barriers” to ending the unacceptable killing, and we are working to overcome ours--we are. We here in Memphis will not ever give up until change is implemented for the innocent animals.
To anyone who is as saddened or fustrated as we are for the precious animals, please know we are working on change. We are fighting some tremendous obstacles as many of you who have been following the tragedy have seen. Change is going to come.
Thank you for reading and sharing this article. God Bless You all who are encouraging and seeking to help us with positive energy. As we know, working together to bring about needed change for the animals is the best way. The unconditional love of the animals keeps us going ...when it seems we are up against all odds. The lessons that the amazing animals teach us are our guiding light.
Please read 2008 Animal World USA magazine article, A Clarion Call for Compassionate Leadership: An Open Letter to the City of Memphis: http://www.animallawcoalition.com/public-shelters/article/323
Photo is at one of the scores of offsite adoption events Animal World USA organized with Memphis Animal Services after above 2008 Open Letter in Animal World magazine.