Yadkin County (NC) to transition to lethal injection at its animal shelter

As a standard practice, homeless dogs and cats will no longer face the horrors of the gas chamber in Yadkin County after a county commission vote to stop using carbon monoxide. The Yadkin shelter will use lethal injection in most cases.

Each time I post a story such as this one, I have to make a statement about how utterly unfortunate it is that homeless pets are dying in shelters anywhere. Not enough is being done to educate the public about the need to spay and neuter pets.

Thankfully, this is growing trend in North Carolina, where only a handful of counties still use gas chambers. Because animals are self-aware and experience both physical and emotional suffering, I contend the use of the gas chambers is inhumane.

The Yadkin County Commission vote to transition to the lethal injection policy came at a July 19 meeting, as reported by Yadkin Valley News.

It is somewhat troubling that the county will keep its chamber for certain uses, such as for rabid animals. It is my understanding that other shelters have developed safe strategies for these cases that don’t involve gas chambers.

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One response to this post.

  1. I pray to see the day when ALL means of euthanasia will no longer be used.

    Reply

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