June 2015 Stats

Adoptions
Dogs: 43
Cats: 30
Pets returned to owner: 2
Transferred to rescues and other alternative placement: 31

Intakes
Dogs: 85
Cats: 56
Total transferred from other shelters: 53

Cruelty Investigations
Cruelty investigations: 54
Ambulance calls: 6
Incidents addressed: 92
Cruelty cases in active prosecution: 16
Arrests made / Arrest Warrants Filed: 2

Cruelty Cases Resolved:
Guilty plea to 4 counts of cruelty to animals: 1 year probation, 24 hours of community service, court order entered not to own or control more than 1 animal at any time.

July 16, 2015

May 2015 Stats

Adoptions
Dogs: 70
Cats: 49
Pets returned to owner: 5
Transferred to rescues and other alternative placement: 10

Intakes
Dogs: 106
Cats: 89
Total transferred from other shelters: 88

Cruelty Investigations
Cruelty investigations: 44
Ambulance calls: 3
Incidents addressed: 73
Cruelty cases in active prosecution: 16
Arrests made / Arrest Warrants Filed: 1

June 16, 2015

April 2015 Stats

Adoptions
Dogs: 55
Cats: 20
Pets returned to owner: 3
Transferred to rescues and other alternative placement: 3

Intakes
Dogs: 70
Cats: 64
Total transferred from other shelters: 53

Cruelty Investigations
Cruelty investigations: 46
Ambulance calls: 8
Incidents addressed: 75
Cruelty cases in active prosecution: 19
Arrests made / Arrest Warrants Filed: 2

Court cases resolved
Edward Hester: Guilty Plea to Aggravated Cruelty to Animals, arrested April 3, 2014. Sentenced to 35 days in prison, 35 days jail credit, 1 year probation.

May 15, 2015

March 2015 Stats

Adoptions
Dogs: 84
Cats: 17
Pets returned to owner: 15
Transferred to rescues and other alternative placement: 0

Intakes
Dogs: 119
Cats: 62
Total transferred from other shelters: 55

Cruelty Investigations
Cruelty investigations: 28
Ambulance calls: 3
Incidents addressed: 42
Arrests made/Arrest warrants filed: 1

Cruelty Case Judgments:
3/25/2015: Mr. Abdus Mumeen pled guilty to one count of Cruelty to Animals. Fined $250 and ordered to not own or control animals in Memphis or Shelby County. Original Charge 11/2014: Abdus Mumeen charged with 2 counts of Cruelty to Animals & 2 counts each of failure to have Rabies vaccinations & failure to have dog tags. Investigation found 2 dogs clearly underweight with no clean water to drink.

April 16, 2015

February 2015 Stats

Adoptions
Dogs: 45
Cats: 46
Pets returned to owner: 4
Transferred to rescues and other alternative placement: 5

Intakes
Dogs: 78
Cats: 37
Total transferred from other shelters: 29

Cruelty Investigations
Cruelty investigations: 46
Ambulance calls: 2
Incidents addressed: 71
Arrests made/Arrest warrants filed: 1
Court Cases Resolved - 4 GUILTY pleas

March 16, 2015

January 2015 Stats

Adoptions
Dogs: 45
Cats: 46
Pets returned to owner: 4
Transferred to rescues and other alternative placement: 5

Intakes
Dogs: 78
Cats: 37
Total transferred from other shelters: 29

Cruelty Investigations
Cruelty investigations: 61
Ambulance calls: 3
Incidents addressed: 106
Arrests made/arrest warrants filed: 5

February 27, 2015

2014 By the Numbers

Intakes: 1,641
(Of those, 220 came from Memphis Animal Services)

Adoptions: 1,390

Animals returned to owner: 54

Animals transferred to rescue groups: 20

Cruelty investigations: 640

Ambulance calls: 55

Arrets made or arrest warrants filed: 28

January 16, 2015

Pet Fire Safety Day

by Iesha Harris

In 2009, the American Kennel Club & ADT Security Services declared July 15 Pet Fire Safety Day. This day was dedicated to reduce the 500,000 pets that are affected by home fires each year, and the national awareness day is intended to educate pet owners about potential risks when pets are left home alone. Keep the following tips in mind to keep your pets safe from fire:

• Don’t leave your pet with open flames: Check cooking appliances, candles, and your fireplace to make sure there are no open flames when you leave your pet.
• Pet proof your home: Look for areas where pets could possibly start a fire such as loose wires, stove knobs, and other potential hazards. Use baby gates to keep pets away from those areas when you’re away, or purchase pet- or baby-proofing items to prevent hazards from being accidentally activated by a pet.
• Have your pets’ “spot” when you’re gone near an entrance if possible: If a fire starts, pets near entrances will be easily seen and saved by firefighters.
• Practice escape routes: Keep leashes and collars near entrances so you can reach them or firefighters can when evacuating.
• Put up a window cling or sticker so firefighters will know how many pets are in the home. We offer them at HSMSC for free—stop by the front desk today to pick yours up!

Now that you have some helpful tips about keeping your pets safe during an emergency, share these tips with family members, co-workers, and friends who are pet owners too. Keep your beloved family members safe!

July 14, 2014

Brrrr!

Temperatures dropped below freezing last night in Memphis. It's time for some reminders on keeping your pets safe and healthy in the cold weather.

First and foremost, we recommend that your companion animals be kept inside. Dogs are social animals and want to live WITH their families, not outside of a dwelling that their family is in. And although cats can be solitary animals, they will never be as safe outdoors as they are indoors. According to the ASPCA, indoor cats live longer, healthier lives than outdoor cats. So ideally, your pet already lives inside, and all you need to do is monitor their time outdoors to make sure they're not in cold temperatures too long.

If your pets live outside, can you bring them into a covered porch or garage when temperatures are below freezing? If not, you must make sure that your pet has a shelter. The legal definition of a shelter is a roof and walls. A doghouse or a small cat shelter will help keep your pet covered from the cold wind. Be sure to keep dry blankets or towels in it or straw.

Tolerance for cold varies by the individual animal. Big, fluffy dogs at a healthy weight are normally able to handle colder temperatures than cats, small dogs, or dogs that are underweight or with little fur.

 

 

November 12, 2013

October by the Numbers

Adoptions:
Dogs: 55
Cats: 67

Intakes:
Dogs: 56
Cats: 29

Cruelty Investigations:
Cruelty investigations: 57
Ambulance calls: 10
Incidents addressed: 130
Cruelty cases in active prosecution: 9
1 case closed - Guilty plea, 21 days in prison, court order entered

November 6, 2013

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