Sandusky County Dog Warden

Fred Harris  
1950 Countryside Dr.
Fremont , OH 43420
Phone: 419-334-2372


They ALL are in danger

of being killed via carbon monoxide.

The new warden is more rescue friendly than the old warden,

but dogs there are still being killed via carbon monoxide.

The Sandusky County Dog Pound STILL KILLS THE DOGS THERE USING CARBON MONOXIDE .

The machine they use to deliver LETHAL DOSES OF CARBON MONOXIDE is a antiquated, CONVERTED Euthanaire Machine / Decompression Chamber (SEE PHOTO ABOVE).   This machine was originally designed to suffocate animals until ruled inhumane by the State of Ohio.

FOR CLARIFICATION... THE EUTHANAIRE THAT THE SANDUSKY COUNTY POUND USES HAS BEEN RETRO-FITTED TO DELIVER CARBON MONOXIDE.

We asked the Humane Society of the United States if they knew what a Euthanair was, and if it was a suffocation chamber, was it acceptable to convert it to a carbon monoxide chamber. Here is what Oulie Coulibaly, with Humane Society International (HSUS), responded: "The Euthanair was originally designed as a high altitude chamber/decompression chamber, which are considered inhumane and now illegal in all 50 states. I have heard of similar retro-fittings of other chambers. We cannot recommend this."

Oulie Coulibaly
Humane Society International
2100 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
301-548-7747 Fax: 301-258-3082
www.hsihsus.org

Also, check out this link from OHIO SPCA for photos of a few of the pounds in OHIO still using the unacceptable method of killing dogs with carbon monoxide machines http://www.ohiospca.org/hb104.htm

 

Sandusky County's Euthanaire.

Lorain Co Gas box.

 

Vinton Co- Gas chamber (lethal injection now used)

Vinton County Freezer- Held dogs shot in the head (lethal now used)

Vinton Co Gas Tank (lethal now used)

Perry County- Door hides the gas chamber

Morgan County- pups shot in the head (lethal injection now used)

Scioto County gas chamber

Scioto Co. gas cage

Gas-chamber-still-being-use by Richland Co. Dog warden's office

Sandusky County chamber (still used)

Sandusky County chamber (still used)

 

Thousands of animals died in decompression chambers in Ohio until the LOUD and RELENTLESS voices of compassionate Ohio animal activists were heard .

The LAW NOW STATES THAT...

959.06 PAINLESS DESTRUCTION OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
(A) No person shall destroy any domestic animal by the use of a high altitude decompression chamber or by any method other than a method that immediately and painlessly renders the domestic animal initially unconscious and subsequently dead.

OHIO HOUSE BILL 104

More than 10 states have already banned inhumane lethal methods in animal shelters and mandated that  Euthanasia By Injection  be the sole means of euthanasia .

While HB 104 only addresses banning gunshot as a lethal method, American Humane is encouraging state lawmakers to amend this bill to also ban the use of gas chambers.

Regardless of the final provisions of HB 104, we still know that banning the use of gunshot to end the lives of unwanted animals is a step in the right direction. When there is no other choice but to euthanize a pet, none of us would want to have gunshot, gassing, or other inhumane methods used, and animals that become the responsibility of the public should be treated no less humanely, in life and in death.

Ohio residents,
put in your "two cents"
and ask your State Representative to support HB 104
(CLICK LINK ABOVE)
to end the use of gunshot
and to take the extra step to make EBI
the only allowable method of routine animal control!

Also, Please contact the
Sandusky County Commissioners
and ask why a
CONVERTED SUFFOCATION CHAMBER
RETROFITTED TO DELIVER CARBON MONOXIDE

is STILL being used to kill the dogs there. ???????????????????????????

 

The Warden said he is looking into using lethal injection , but that it would be about another year before it could be implemented. WE FEEL THIS IS TOO LONG.

WHAT ABOUT THE ANIMALS KILLED IN THE NEXT YEAR?

IT IS HORRIBLE ENOUGH THAT THEY HAVE TO DIE.

THEY SHOULD AT LEAST BE ABLE TO DIE IN THE MOST HUMANE WAY POSSIBLE...

Again, the new warden is more rescue friendly and does seem to care more about the animals . Also, the adoption fee at the  Sandusky County Pound INCLUDES SPAY/NEUTER. Another improvement !

 

But the fact is that
dogs are still being killed
at this pound via
CARBON MONOXIDE!!!

This is unacceptable.


Please contact the Sandusky County Commissioners and let them know that it is unacceptable for dogs and puppies to continue to be killed with Carbon Monoxide at the Sandusky County Pound. You might want to commend them for the Pound's spay/neuter program, and for its effort to work with rescues. However, there is no reason why lethal injection can not be implemented NOW... not in a year from now.

Commissioner's office: 419-334-6100
Thatcher_Terry@co.sandusky.oh.us
Smith_Brad@co.sandusky.oh.us
Liskai_Dan@co.sandusky.oh.us


Brad Smith • Dan Liskai • Terry Thatcher
100 N. Park Ave.
Fremont, OH 43420

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