Sandusky County Dog Warden
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."
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.
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
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.
Also, Please contact the
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
Link to find your Ohio State House Representative: