Ohio county to stop gassing dogs
The commissioners decided Thursday that the county dog shelter will no longer euthanize with carbon monoxide.
“We’ve been working on this since October and the fact that the commissioners have finally listened to the citizens of Athens County and that our dogs are going to be treated humanely … it’s amazing,” Sarah Robles, co-founder of Athens County Animal Advocates, told WOUB.
A resident of the county, Les Cornwell, offered to pay for the dismantling of the gas chamber.
He even agreed to rebuild it should the county — as it has done before – decides to return to using the gas chamber, the Athens News reported.
The county had attempted to switch to lethal injection earlier, but says rising costs forced it to return to gassing.
Posted by jwoestendiek March 10th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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