Resolution would allow donations at the Memphis Animal Shelter - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Resolution would allow donations at the Memphis Animal Shelter

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - A resolution under consideration by the Memphis City Council could soon make it possible for citizens to make donations to the Memphis Animal Shelter.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Department is investigating the former leaders of the animal shelter after a whistle blower reporter that staff members allowed three dogs to starve to death there.

After the news brought attention to conditions at the shelter, some people wanted to donate money directly to the shelter, but found they couldn't.  When this was brought to his attention, Council member Jim Strickland wrote a resolution to allow the shelter to accept donations directly. 

Tuesday, the Memphis City Council's Public Services Committee unanimously agreed to the resolution.

"I am really glad to hear some of the folks have this grave concern are willing to put their money where there mouth is," Council member Barbara Swearengen Ware said.

Janet Hooks, Director of Public Services and Neighborhoods, said the shelter could use money to buy a laundry list of things including leashes, blankets and carriers.

The resolution will be presented to the full council for a vote at their next meeting, in two weeks.

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