Let’s Work Together In An Effort For Change

IF YOU’RE FAINT OF HEART, CONSIDER THIS YOUR WARNING NOT TO READ THE REST OF THIS POST.

I’m tired. You’re tired. We’re all tired of the mess at Louisville Metro Animal Services. We’re impatiently waiting on Greg Fischer’s new administration to “review” the flustercuck that remains in the post-Gilles Meloche era. We’re all itching to do something more.

So guess what? That’s exactly what we’re going to do.

Thanks to several LMAS employees, we’re undertaking a heartbreaking and upsetting project called LMAS Rainbow Bridge. On a regular basis, we’ll be publishing photographs of animals in the care of LMAS that have been euthanized – along with the staff notes and reason for euthanasia. Our goal, while definitely to shine a light on everything at LMAS, is not to demonize anyone. We hope to drive up pet adoption rates and recruit additional volunteers. Maybe if people see photos of these beautiful creatures and see their often ridiculous reason for death? Maybe that’ll spur some action on every level.

Note to LMAS Administrators: If you attempt to retaliate, you’ll need to retaliate against dozens of people inside and outside of your agency who are partnering with us on this project. Anything negative I hear and can confirm will be immediately made public. Like I told you last night, tons of elected officials are watching you with a close eye, as well.

It all starts today. Here’s the first:

429077 – severe URI, very sick


We chose an easy to stomach pet to get started. Some of the rest will probably infuriate you.

Like this one, who was put down because it bit someone:

429116 – behavior history (bite)


Don’t worry – we won’t be publishing these photos on the main page of The ‘Ville Voice. That’d be worse than those horrendous ASPCA television commercials. But they will be available at LMASRainbowBridge Dot Com, a separate site here at TVV & P1.

I hope you’ll all help to change the status quo at Louisville Metro Animal Services. People can help themselves. Animals can’t.

Be sure to spread the LMASRainbowBridge Dot Com word.