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MAS recognized for lifesaving efforts
Memphis Animal Services recognized for lifesaving efforts
Posted on 07/23/2018

Memphis is gaining some well-deserved recognition in the national animal welfare scene. 


MAS recognized for hard workMemphis Animal Services
 was recognized alongside four other shelters last week at the Best Friends National Conference as making huge strides toward saving all healthy, treatable, and adoptable pets under its care. MAS also received a $3,000 grant from Best Friends Animal Society to continue building on its hard work.

MAS director Alexis Pugh presented in several sessions to other shelters and rescues on the  lifesaving efforts at MAS and how other shelters can implement the same programs. 

When Mayor Jim Strickland took office in 2016, the live release rate at MAS was around 50 percent. Increasing the live release rate has been one of Strickland’s pledges as mayor. Now, it is hovering near 90 percent. 

“I’m proud of the hard work the MAS team does on a daily basis, and this award is proof that others across the country see it, too. When I ran for mayor, I promised to fix what’s broken in City government – and this is another area in which we’ve kept that promise,” Mayor Strickland said.

Best Friends Animal Society is leading a national effort, No-kill Nationwide by 2025, for a save rate above 90 percent at shelters across the country. To learn more about the initiative, click here

If you want to help save more animals, visit Memphis Animal Services here
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