Shelters

The truth behind some of them

I thought gassing was no longer allowed in US But apparently it is. I was heart sick when I tried to adopt a baby from another state and before I could get her - she was gassed. Destroyed!!!!

Gassed - to some that doesn't sound to bad - Wrong!

Here are the cold hard facts:

Gassing is "like a dark, dirty secret that no one wants exposed

The lid, with a viewing window, was closed and the carbon monoxide in a tank next to the chamber was turned on. "There was a lot of barking, growling, crying, beating on the door trying to get out" as they were poisoned

A gas chamber can be one that is an enclosure in a shelter or pound, and animals are placed inside and the gas turned on. These animals do not die quickly or painlessly. They struggle for breath. They claw to get out. This is not a pretty site .

Some localities kill animals with carbon monoxide from internal combustion engines, instead of using bottled gas as recommended by the AVMA

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Picture this if you can

Two of the employees began pulling and tugging larger dogs toward the chamber -- this, in itself, was savage. The eyes of the dogs were full of fear as they were shoved into a large cylinder with another six dogs, all types. Next, five puppies were placed in the chamber.

Noise. Yelling. Fighting. All scared, they shivered again and again, their eyes huge, their nostrils flaring. They were completely bewildered. One dog in the chamber, a male chow mix about one year old, started snapping at the puppies. All the dogs and puppies were in a desperate struggle, and the gassing had yet to begin.

Then a button was pushed, and the two employees walked away as the chamber machine began pumping out streams of carbon monoxide. The little puppies started to paw at the glass window. After one full minute they started to whine and then produced a piercing squeal. Then the larger dogs started a high, mournful wailing, then a deeper howl that rose in great desperation for 45 seconds.

The time from inception of hell for the dogs and puppies, to the completion of their cries of desperation, was between two and six minutes.

Most times they push the button & walk away- it's to horrible to stay & hear the sounds

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Another method of euthanizing is the heart-stick. This is an injection directly into the heart and very painful to the animal. Any animal being euthanized in this manner should first be sedated. This is not the case. They are being killed, by pushing this needle into the heart - sometimes missing the heart completely, and the animal dies a horribly, painful death.

 

DOES THIS SOUND HUMANE TO YOU?

 

Important:

The pound is a county facility as are most pounds. They are almost always kill facilities

Just because someone takes their animal to a humane society, it doesn't mean it is safe. As a matter of fact, owner relinquished dogs and cats are many times marched back to a room and killed soon after being taken in.

Not all Humane Shelter are No-Kill!!!!!!!!!

List of shelters that use the chambers.

Alexandria Shelter, LA

This one gasses- uses a needle in the heart or just throws them in a furnace to burn alive.
Click to read an incident here

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Pike County Animal Shelter
Pikeville, KY

Different varieties of inhumane Death
Click to read of a recent incident

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Lorain County Dog Pound, Elyria, Ohio

(Near Cleveland)

This site is not listed on Petfinders.

NO ONE EVEN KNOWS ABOUT THESE DOGS AND THIS POUND, IT SEEMS. How sad is that!!!!

http://www.LorainCounty.us/Dogs

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Yadkin County Shelter
NC

(336) 961-2606

The Yadkin County Animal Shelter and office is located at the Yadkin County Landfill off Sugartown Road.

Click here for pictures of abuse

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Franklin County Animal Control Facility
Louisburg, NC
919-494-5274

919-570-8208

They have FINALLY stopped using the Gas chamber & now use a needle.

Thank you Franklin Co!!!!!!!!

This place uses one of the oldest chambers there is.

Young babies don't always die & they have to be put in a second time.

Horrible conditions & inhumane actions

See an incident here

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Johnston County Pet Adoption Center
1320 North Brightleaf Boulevard

Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-934-8474

Another one

Read this plea from the animals

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More to be added.

This Shelter Sells to Research

Stephens County Shelter, GA

Toccoa, GA 30577

The plain and simple truth is, the Stephens County Animal Control shelter is old, small, dark, underfunded and understaffed. Operated by the City of Toccoa and Stephens County, it is little more than a death house for the animals brought there

 

These Shelters are Just Plain Cruel

Passaic Pound

Passaic Animal Shelter
13 Benson Ct.
Passsaic NJ 07055

973-365-5669

E-mail: PAS13Benson@aol.com

Click to see what they are doing!!!

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SUMMIT COUNTY

Akron Ohio

ANIMALS FROZEN ALIVE in AKRON OHIO!

SUMMIT COUNTY
FREEZING ANIMALS ALIVE?

Read this & more horror stories of abuse

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Mercer Co

Celina OH

The Mercer County Pound is located at 7009 State Route 49, on the Ohio Indiana line. There are no adoption hours available so prospective rescues/families must contact the dog warden, Tom Powell, at

(419) 942-1550.

They allow the dogs to kill each other

Please see (Warning - it's graphic)

Dogs in Fights

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Coweta Animal Control
Box 191, 3150 E. Hwy. 34, Suite 209
Newnan, GA 30265
Phone: 770-254-3735

This shelter don't even like animals

They kill them when rescues are on their way & they know it

Read about BoBo - he didn't stand a change

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Walker Co Shelter

5488 North Marble Top Road
Chickamauga, Ga 30707
706-375-2100
fax-7063756231

This shelter is cruel beyond words.

They put the animals down horrible.

Don't allow rescues or volunteers to take pictues or even try to get them out.

They have no website and no standards.

Once an animal is here they are doomed to certain death

Read - Hear & See


 

These Shelters - Well just read about them

 

Harrisburg Humane Society

Harrisburg PA

What Are They Hiding???? From 2006

NOTE:

This shelter has been completely redone

All new staff BUT

They still have alot of problems & things they need to attend to.

Some policies are not up to good standards

Their back at it again.

Check this out

Baron

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Hearts & Homes

NY

10 dogs and three cats perished, waiting three months to be rescued by the very organizations who claimed to have rescued the surviving, sick and emaciated four dogs in recent NY Daily articles.

The ASPCA and the AC&C were warned repeatedly for 3 months that
animals were being starved and abused there.

After 3 visits and a few violations the shelter was still ALLOWED to stay open! Each time the ASPCA visited the shelter the animals got thinner and sicker and worse fewer, but tthe ASPCA didn't notice or didnt care.enough.

Visit: http://www.hellobrooklyn.com/hearts to read about one of
the worst animal scandals in years.

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Gas Chamber VS Injection

Also a tour of North Carolina shelters

Click to view

This was Cruelty with a Captial C

Cherokee County Animal Shelter
300 Yale St, Gaffney, SC
864- 487-2758

They killed adog who had a rescue

Click to see see what happened!!!

 

 

 

 

If you want to know the laws in your state on shelter euthanizing please check your state laws.

To write to Senators: http://www.senate.gov

To write to state representatives: http://www.house.gov

To write to state Governors: http://www.nga.org/governors/1,1169,,00.html

To find your legislator’s track record for animal rights: http://fund.org/uploads/HumaneScorecard2003.pdf

There is no national accreditation program for animal shelters. Licensing of shelters differs from state to state. In many states, the Department of Agriculture or the Department of Health is responsible for shelter oversight.

Some states have banned gassing . Most haven't.

Before you surrender your pet to a shelter check it out and find out how long they keep them and what they use for euthanizing .

I will put links here for the states as I get them. Also a list of states who ban gassing.

Arkansas- Banned Gas http://www.arkansansforanimals.net/arkansas___shelter___standards.htm

Arizonia-Allows Gassing

Alaska-

Alabama-

California-Banned Gas http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stuscacalpencode597w.htm

Connecticut-

Colorado-

Delaware-

Florida-

Georgia- Allows gassing http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusgacodeann4_11_1_17.htm#4-11-5.1

Idaho-

Iowa-

Illinois-

Indiana-

Kansas-

Kentucky- Allows Gunshot- gas / No laws on it.

Louisanna-Allows Gas- and heart injection.

Montana-

Maine-

Massachusetts-

Maryland-

Minnesota- Banned Gas
http://www.ahc.umn.edu/rar/euthanasia.html#CRITERIA

Mississippi-

Missouri-

Michigan- Allows selling to Research

Nevada-

Nebraska-

New York-

New Jersey-

New Hampshire-

North Carolina- Allows Gassing
http://www.aligus.com/DraftLeg2004.html

North Dakota-

New Mexico-

Oklahoma- Allows Gassing

Oregon-

Ohio- Allows Gassing and other means

PA- Banned Gas but allows Shooting.

Roade Island-

South Carolina- Allows Gassing

SouthDakota-

Tennessee-Banned Gas

Texas- Allows Gassing and other inhumane procedures
http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlo/78R/billtext/SB00572F.HTM
http://www.centraltexasspca.com/article.php?story=20030303145316762

Utah- Allows Gassing
http://elections.utah.gov/humane2.pdf

Virginia - 6 counties still use it

Vermont-

West Virginia- Allows Gassing & Shooting. http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stuswvst19_20_8.htm

Washington-

Wyoming-

Wisconsin-

 

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