|The city recently made it much more difficult for moderators of the fMACC Facebook page to do their jobs.|
For some time now, when dogs or cats have been taken into custody by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control, agency volunteers have passed along information about some of the animals to moderators of an independent Facebook page called "Friends of Minneapolis Animal Care & Control."
The moderators would then use that information, including photos and descriptions of behavioral characteristics, to put together posts about the animals. The hope is that people will save the animals from euthanization by adopting them. If nobody steps forward to adopt the animals and they're put down, the posts are updated with an "RIP" tag in the Facebook page's "Rainbow Bridge" section
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But according to fMACC, the MACC-affiliated folks who supplied the information used for the Facebook posts were recently ordered to cease doing so or risk losing their jobs. The reason? The city has created its own in-house website
that is intended to pass along the same information people have come to expect from fMACC.More »