A contagious infection called Parvovirus began spreading at Memphis Animal Shelter, forcing it to close on Saturday. Volunteers were able to save 26 dogs, but not before the shelter were forced to euthanize 11 others.
Animal advocates hold demonstration in Midtown asking Mayor A C Wharton to reverse policy of prohibiting photos of certain animals at shelters. Wharton reversed the policy a couple of days later.
MAS mistakenly puts down a dog that a rescue group arranged to pick up.
An animal abuse case against former MAS worker thrown is out by a judge. Demetria Hogan's charges stemmed from the disappearance of an 11-year-old pit bull named Kapone back in 2011.
The Memphis Animal Shelter employee indicted following an undercover investigation was found guilty of animal cruelty. An undercover officer testified that Billy Stewart would sometimes choke dogs into unconsciousness as he led them to the room where they would be euthanized.
Group called Supporting Reform of Memphis Animal Services holds a rallying referencing a number of recent incidents of alleged abuse. SOS cites mistreatment, neglect, and euthanzing the wrong dog.
MAS Director admits shelter's vet was treating a dog with a severe collar injury in summer 2012. Adoptions are reportedly up, euthanizations down.