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MAS Officer Lawrence Higginbottom Named NACA Animal Control Officer of the Year

The National Animal Care & Control Association understands that the work done by animal care and control professionals across the country is physically and emotionally demanding and requires individuals of the strongest character. NACA has been recognizing individuals, agencies, organizations, and state associations for more than 25 years on the national level for their service within the animal care and control field and this week they are announcing the winners of their seven 2022 Annual Awards. [See more]

Petco Love Invests in Memphis Animal Services to Improve the Lives of Pets

Memphis Animal Services received a $25,000 grant investment from national nonprofit Petco Love during a special celebration at the Poplar & Highland Petco on Thursday, July 28, in support of their lifesaving work for animals in Memphis. [See more]

Announcing exciting changes to MAS Advisory Committee meetings!

Starting in August, Memphis Animal Services’ Advisory Committee meetings will be holding each meeting in a different City Council district. This gives us an opportunity to go to where the people live, focus on a specific community and its needs, and share all the ways we can help people with their pets. [See more]

Dangerous heat endangers Mid-South pets

With temperatures this week reaching dangerous levels at 100 degrees with the heat index even higher, Memphis Animal Services is urging dog owners to limit outdoor time for their dogs. The heat brings with it an increase in intakes at MAS, and as kennel space remains at crisis level, we need fosters and adopters immediately. [See more]

MAS invites pet lovers to “Let Love In” with Best Friends adoption promotion

MAS partnered with Best Friends Animal Society to Let Love In this summer! [See more]

MAS offers $20 adoptions in July

To celebrate the summer of 2021, you can adopt a dog or cat at Memphis Animal Services for the entire month of July for just $20! [See more]

MAS returns to extended adoption hours, drops appointment requirement

Masks are still required for visitors and employees at MAS until further notice. [See more]

MAS participates in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters

Adopt a dog or cat at Memphis Animal Services for just $25 from May 5-9, and BISSELL Pet Foundation will donate to MAS for each adoption. [See more]

Petco Love & BOBS from Skechers grant $95,000 to MAS to help animals in the Mid-South

“We work very hard to find loving homes for the pets in our care, all while keeping loved pets with their families despite financial obstacles. We’re proud to say that we now live in a city where no healthy, adoptable pet dies due to lack of space and that we saved nearly 90% of the pets in our care last year. We’ve been able to accomplish our goals at such a high level thanks to support from funders like Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers, as well as individual donors,” said Alexis Pugh, Director of Memphis Animal Services. [See more]

Petco Love & BOBS from Skechers grant $95,000 to MAS to help animals in the Mid-South

This week we’ve seen a sharp increase in dogs coming in, with 34 coming in just since Monday. In pre-COVID days, that number would not have seemed high, but our current COVID reality is an appointment system for adoptions and a limited number of guests and staff in the building, meaning we just can’t keep the pace of adoptions we’ve been able to in the in past. [See more]

MAS offers Spring Break Sleepovers

Spring will be here soon, and we’ve got some shelter dogs hoping to take a break from the kennel for a week or weekend and enjoy our beautiful Memphis spring weather in a SPRING BREAK SLEEPOVER! [See more]

MAS Kitten Shower is virtual this year!

Help us prepare for our bundles of joy, We need bottles and formula and blankies and toys! With spring comes a sea of tiny felines; Foster a few and you’ll be on cloud nine! [See more]

Save a Sweetheart at MAS

What better way to show love this Valentine’s Day than by opening your heart to a shelter pet? [See more]

Action Alert: Make your voice heard to keep retail stores from selling pets in our city!

On January 26, Council members Worth Morgan and Jeff Warren, in cooperation with Memphis Animal Services, will propose a city ordinance restricting the retail sale of dogs and cats at retail pet stores. [See more]

MAS employs new rabies tag technology to make it easier to reunite lost pets with owners

Memphis Animal Services is responsible for providing local veterinary clinics with rabies tags for them to distribute to dogs upon receiving their rabies vaccine. With these new PetHub tags, pet finders can often get in touch with the owner instantly! [See more]

Donate to MAS on Giving Tuesday

When you donate to Memphis Animal Services on #GivingTuesday, your gift is aimed straight at one thing: saving lives. [See more]

Daily Memphian covers Community-Supported Sheltering

Click here to read an excellent in-depth story by Jane Roberts about the new programming. [See more]

Introducing Community-Supported Sheltering

MAS is thrilled to announce new community assistance strategies to save more animals. This new model combines traditional animal control functions with community intervention and assistance programs to maximize lifesaving in Memphis. [See more]

Petco Foundation

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Memphis Animal Services

Memphis Animal Services has been awarded a $22,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving work.  [See more]

Petco Foundation to Match All Donations Up to $15,000 to Memphis Animal Services Through June 30

Through June 30, all donations to Memphis Animal Services will be matched up to $15,000 by the Petco Foundation to help save twice as many pet lives. The Petco Foundation investment aims to help save more animal lives in Memphis and Shelby County through the COVID-19 crisis. [See more]

Fire Finders: MAS & Memphis Fire Department Working Together to Get Found Pets Home

Memphis Animal Services and Memphis Fire Department have partnered to offer a new service to citizens with “Fire Finders,” a program funded by a grant from Maddie’s Fund. The “Fire Finders” program provides pet microchip scanners for every MFD fire station. [See more]

Anthony & Bobo: Community Comes Together to Reunite Homeless Artist with His Beloved Dog

Anthony is an artist who found himself homeless after some devastating events in his life. He doesn’t have a place to live, and he doesn’t always have food to eat. But he has a best friend, a sweet dog named Bobo. And he always makes sure Bobo has enough to eat.

A couple weeks ago, Anthony woke up to find Bobo was gone. He was distressed and immediately contacted friends to help him look for Bobo. They made signs and put them all over town. They talked to the people who knew Anthony and Bobo. When a dog matching Bobo’s description showed up at MAS yesterday, one of our employees, Emily, recognized Bobo immediately! She called the number on the LOST poster, and Anthony’s friend gave him a ride to the shelter within minutes to see Bobo again.

[Click here to watch their reunion and learn how you can help them.]

Memphis Animal Services Completes Cruelty Investigation Training

Memphis Animal Services announced today the completion of the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School – Professional Investigator training by its field operations team. [See more]

Special Shy Cat Looking for Home in #LoveToTheMax Campaign

Follow and share his progress on Facebook & Instagram with the #LoveToTheMax hashtag! Max A308238 is a painfully shy cat who had been a long time MAS resident. [See More] 

Mid-South Shelters & Rescues Learn to Save More Lives with Dog Playgroups from Dogs Playing for Life

In December, Memphis Animal Services hosted dog playgroup training by Dogs Playing for Life, a non-profit organization that has trained over 230 shelters to incorporate playgroups for dogs into their daily operations, thanks to a grant from Animal Farm Foundation. [See more]