Breaking News: Mayor names James Rogers as interim head of Memphis Animal Shelter

23 Feb
  • First Posted: February 22, 2012 – 6:59 pm
    Last Updated: February 22, 2012 – 6:59 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mayor A C Wharton says the embattled Memphis Animal Shelter has a new interim administrator.

Wharton said Wednesday that James Rogers has a strong management background and is experienced in operating a major facility with a large staff, The Commercial Appeal reports ( ).

Rogers replaces Matthew Pepper, who resigned after a troubled 17-month stint that included conflicts with some volunteers and criticism from animal rights advocates.

Sheriff’s deputies raided the shelter in October 2009, finding starving, abused and neglected animals. Since then, three former employees have been indicted on animal cruelty charges.

Memphis police said this week that they’re investigating the treatment of animals after a report was filed by a shelter employee.

Rogers used to work for the U.S. Postal Service but has no animal shelter experience.


Information from: The Commercial Appeal


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3 Responses to “Breaking News: Mayor names James Rogers as interim head of Memphis Animal Shelter”

  1. rumpydog February 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I live in Tennessee, and I can tell you that volunteers must be vigilant, because Memphis is rampant with political cronyism.

  2. Lyndsey November 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Good point i agree
    Could not have said it better myself
    Is this the right place to ask a question
    Can i ask a pet question here, i know its probably not the right place
    Does anyone here have a dog
    Does anyone here have a cat

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