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Gordon County, Georgia Used a Garbage Dumpster to Gas Animals


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Kathy
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I observed two tall tanks stored inside of the dog run. The Director told me that they hook the hose from the tanks to the dumpster that was located on the other side of the fence, and gassed the animals in order to euthanize them. He pointed out a huge s



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. (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 4:46 am
why can't they just outlaw gassing? It is such a cruel death!!! Gosh I hate this, but thanks for the story, Kathy and Peta
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 4:47 am
Makes me so ashamed considering I complain about 3rd world countries and right here in the States they are just as barbaric.
Oh I'm still going to complain about other countries but we need to stop the killing of healthy companion animals now. Lets close those kill shelters.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 4:48 am
Bea it is illegal and they're doing it anyways.
I'll get the info on this and post it
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 4:53 am
we need to stop ALL CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, REGARDLESS WHERE IT HAPPENS!! Look at the Queen with the guards still wearing real bear fur as hats, Yuk. Cruelty everywhere. But thanks to Computers, we now all find out what goes on behind closed doors, anywhere in the world. We will get them eventually, just don't ever give up.
 

charles mclachlan (1680)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 4:54 am
hi thanks kathy noted,and wish these people would stop being so cruel ingasing these dogs ,
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 5:40 am
Schiff Hardin LLP - Schiff Hardin Attorneys Obtain Injunction Against the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Fail
http://www.schiffhardin.com/news_032307.htm

News Releases
Schiff Hardin Attorneys Obtain Injunction Against the Georgia Department of Agriculture's Failure to Enforce Prohibitions on the Gassing of Dogs and Cats
March 23, 2007
Schiff Hardin/Atlanta's team of Walter Bush and Chris Freeman, along with Schiff Hardin/San Francisco's Bruce Wagman, obtained a complete victory today in a case receiving nationwide attention — to halt the illegal means used to euthanize dogs and cats in the State of Georgia.

Schiff Hardin brought the case on behalf of two plaintiffs — a former state representative who introduced Georgia's Humane Euthanasia Act (the law at issue) in 1990, and a woman whose dog had been illegally gassed in one of the chambers, against the Georgia Department of Agriculture. (Chesley Morton v. GA Dept. of Agriculture — 34512-0001)

Chesley Morton, the former state representative, testified that he introduced the law with the intention of providing the most humane death possible for dogs and cats who must be killed in Georgia shelters. Because of the tragedy of companion overpopulation and society's inability to address the problem, the Humane Euthanasia Act mandates injection with barbiturates as the exclusive means of euthanasia, with very limited exceptions.

Despite this clear mandate, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals provided Schiff Hardin's team with extensive evidence that the Georgia Department of Agriculture had not only failed to ever enforce the law, but that the Department had approved and encouraged the use of gas chambers, which produce a horrible and prolonged death.

The legal team (working with PETA counsel) developed a case which included affidavits of former animal control officers who described in horrible detail the experience that thousands of dogs and cats go through every year in Georgia shelters. Walter Bush handled the entire hearing in front of Fulton County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Wright today, presenting extensive evidence and cross-examining the Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture, the head of the Animal Protection Section, and a shelter director who regularly violated the law — but who had been told she could do so by the Department of Agriculture.

After an extensive hearing and argument, Judge Wright issued an injunction for plaintiffs.

In the words of Bruce Wagman, "This is a day all Schiff Hardin attorneys and staff can be proud to be members of the big firm that does big things for the innocent animals with whom we share this planet."

 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 5:40 am
Maybe this will kill Georgia's gas chambers? | BlufftonToday.com
http://blufftontoday.com/node/13147
Maybe this will kill Georgia's gas chambers?
By StephanieIngersoll - March 12, 2007 - 3:44pm
I just received this press release and thought some of you might be interested, considering what you know of Georgia's gas chambers...

FORMER STATE REP. FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST GEORGIA AG DEPT. FOR ILLEGAL GASSING OF DOGS, CATS

Eyewitnesses Describe Horror of Dogs and Cats Slowly Poisoned in County Shelters; Some Survived and Were Gassed Again



Atlanta — After receiving numerous detailed complaints about dogs and cats who suffered agonizing deaths while being crudely gassed with carbon monoxide in several Georgia animal shelters, PETA discovered that the Georgia Department of Agriculture and its commissioner, Tommy Irvin, had authorized the use of gas chambers—a direct violation of the 1990 Humane Euthanasia Act. Now, the national law firm Schiff Hardin LLP is filing a lawsuit in Atlanta today on behalf of two plaintiffs: a former Clayton County Humane Society employee—whose dog was hit by a car and then killed in one of the gas chambers—and former state representative Chesley Morton, who introduced Georgia’s Humane Euthanasia Act in 1990. The lawsuit names Irvin and the Georgia Department of Agriculture as defendants.



Sworn affidavits in the lawsuit attest to the gruesome consequences of gassing animals with carbon monoxide, including descriptions of the following:



· A puppy who was gassed three times, becoming sicker each time but staying alert and alive before finally succumbing to the toxic gas

· Dogs and cats who cried out in terror and ran around frantically inside the gas chambers while they were slowly suffocating



The Georgia Department of Agriculture is charged with enforcing the Humane Euthanasia Act and licensing the animal shelters required to comply with the Act. Despite these fiduciary duties, the department has approved the use of gas chambers in a number of non-exempt Georgia animal shelters, including shelters in Cobb County, Clayton County, and the city of Macon.



“Commissioner Irvin and the Georgia Department of Agriculture have disregarded the very law that they were charged to enforce,” says Walter Bush of Schiff Hardin’s Atlanta office. “Their actions have not only caused the acute suffering of cats and dogs in horrific gas chambers, they have also violated the public’s trust. The General Assembly prohibited the use of carbon monoxide gas chambers 17 years ago. It’s time that the law was enforced.”


 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 5:43 am
Quentin
http://www.strayrescue.org/quentin.html
Dog given second chance at life after surviving euthanization bid

08/06/2003
AP

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Cast into a city gas chamber to be euthanized with other unwanted or unclaimed dogs, it appeared the roughly year-old Basenji mix had simply run out of luck -- and time.

But this canine had other ideas.


When the death chamber's door swung open Monday, the dog now dubbed Quentin -- for California's forbidding San Quentin State Prison -- stood very much alive, his tail and tongue wagging amid the carcasses of a half-dozen other dogs.

Animal-control supervisor Rosemary Ficken had never seen such a thing and didn't have the nerve to slam the door shut again on the dog and fire up the carbon monoxide, the stuff commonly found in vehicle exhaust.


This 30-pound, orangish animal, she believed, beat the odds and should live on, doggone it.

"She told me, 'Please, take him. I don't have the heart to put him back in there and re-gas him,"' said Randy Grim, founder and head of Stray Rescue of St. Louis, the charitable shelter that took in the dog before taking the animal's story public.

Quentin's ordeal was played and replayed Wednesday on local television stations, drawing gads of people looking to adopt "such a sweet dog" that showed such dogged resilience.


"To me, it's a miracle or divine intervention," Grim said. "I can't help but think he's here to serve a higher purpose. This case blew me away. This is amazing."

Though Ficken did not immediately return telephone messages Wednesday, Rich Stevson -- the program manager for the city's animal center -- said "this was one of those cases just a little different from the others."


The center euthanizes dogs nearly every morning, typically numbering five to eight. Each animal is sedated and caged separately, then put into the death chamber that is a little larger than a washing machine.

Carbon monoxide is pumped in, killing the animals within minutes, Stevson said.

"This is the most undesirable part of our job," he said of the city's euthanizations numbering about 3,000 a year, with puppies and kittens lethally injected because their lungs are too small to really breathe in enough carbon monoxide.


Quentin's fate appeared grim. Surrendered to the city by an owner no longer wanting the animal, the dog eluded adoption, landing him in the death chamber he somehow managed to emerge from groggy from the sedative but otherwise "pretty responsive," if not downright rambunctious.

"There was a reason for this dog not to go down," Stevson said. "Maybe this dog is a special dog of some kind."


The next morning, he said, "it was jumping up and down, wagging its tail."

"The dog was ready to play."

At Ficken's request, Grim took in the dog that Stray Rescue dubbed Quentin, given that "we feel like he beat the odds and escaped" from a prison, of sorts. For the record, San Quentin has its own death row and execution chamber, where injection in 1996 replaced gassing.


On Wednesday, Grim said, Quentin was a little malnourished but "in very good condition," being checked for heartworm and other maladies by a veterinarian.

"You can tell he's really digging it," Grim said of the dog. "He has a bed, love, food and water."

And that invaluable second chance.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 6:04 am
http://www.animalliberationfront.com/ALFront/Actions-USA/Justice4Gabby.htm

Meet Gabby. Gabby is a 4 month old mastiff/shepherd mix. Unfortunately this little girl wasn't adopted at the Rushville Indiana animal shelter and was euthanized by a cruel stick to the heart done with a hypodermic needle. Four days later the shelter assistant went to the walk in freezer to place another animal in there that had been hit by a car. Imagine the surprise she got when this little puppy popped her head up out of a barrel! Gabby had been under dosed and lay covered for four days in freezing temperatures under the bodies of other dead animals. Shelter worker, Jamie Glandon, was instructed by the Mayor Bob Bridges to take Gabby to the local vet and have her put to sleep the proper way. Jamie refused and took Gabby to a vet for medical care instead and she was then placed in rescue.


Jamies' courageous decision has resulted in her being placed on administrative leave and forbidden to go near the shelter or be involved in shelter business. The city who looked upon this dog as "trash" is now being demanded back as evidence!! Jamie faces losing her job and is being treated as a criminal for her act of bravery and compassion.

For news video and complete details of what's been happening please visit this site:

For The Love of the Dog

More news may be found at www.justiceforgabby.com. Please scroll ALL the way down on the website to see photos from the noon mini-rally in Rushville on December 4th.

The attached video is from the larger night rally and from the Rushville City Council Meeting. Special thanks to all the rescuers who drove long distances to attend these important events, and to the residents of Rushville who voiced support. Many businesses in Rushville support justice for Gabby and justice for Jamie Glandon, and they showed their hospitality to rally participants. Also, a special thank you to the many police officers and sheriff's deputies who gave us the 'thumbs-up' shows of support as they drove by the Rushville Courthouse.

Animal rescue organizations from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, and Georgia, along with Rush County concerned residents will continue to fight the good fight until justice is done in Rushville, Indiana, and the pound is reformed. More rallies may be planned. Rushville's legacy could be one of sincere and revolutionary change if city leaders would embrace this situation as an opportunity. As the situation stands currently, Rushville's legacy is none other than one of shame. Please let the mayor of Rushville, Mayor Robert Bridges, know how you stand on this matter. He may be e-mailed at: mayor@cityofrushville.com. Telephone him at (765)932-3735. Offer solutions and encourage change. Ask that Pound Assistant Jamie Glandon be re-instated without delay. Please. It's for the animals. "Be Loud and Stand Proud". Sign the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/gabby-was-euthanized-lived-four-days-in-a-freezer.

The Chicago Tribune caried the story December 7th, calling Gabby the "Undead Puppy". Examine the story at: http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/unleashed/2007/12/puppy-is-back-f.html

More video coverage is available at: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/14721434/detail.html
For all of the dogs like Gabby, and for all of the responsible pound personnel like Jamie Glandon, please support your local animal shelter or rescue group. Tirelessly encourage people to spay and neuter their pets. Volunteer. Make a difference!

 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 6:08 am
10 Million Plus Animals Are Euthanized Annually In The United States.


American Humane: Newsroom: Fact Sheets: Euthanasia

http://www.americanhumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nr_fact_sheets_animal_euthanasia

Animal Shelter Euthanasia

National euthanasia statistics are difficult to pinpoint because animal care and control agencies are not uniformly required to keep statistics on the number of animals taken in, adopted, euthanized, or reclaimed. While many shelters know the value of keeping statistics, no national reporting structure exists to make compiling national statistics on these figures possible.

However, American Humane is one of the founding members of the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy. The mission of the National Council is to gather and analyze reliable data that further characterize the number, origin, and disposition of pets (dogs and cats) in the United States; to promote responsible stewardship of these companion animals; and based on the data gathered, to recommend programs to reduce the number of surplus/unwanted pets in the United States. The most recent statistics that the Council has published are from 1997, however only 1,000 shelters replied to the survey.

Using the National Council's numbers from 1997 and estimating the number of operating shelters in the United States to be 3,500 (the exact number of animal shelters operating in the United States does not exist), here are the statistics:

Of the 1,000 shelters that replied to the National Council's survey, 4.3 million animals were handled.
In 1997 roughly 64% of the total number of animals that entered shelters were euthanized -- approximately 2.7 million animals in just these 1,000 shelters.These animals may have been put down due to overcrowding, but may have been sick, aggressive, injured, or suffered something else.
56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized. More cats are euthanized than dogs because they are more likely to enter a shelter without any owner identification.
Only 15% of dogs and 2% of cats that enter animal shelters are reunited with their owners.
25% of dogs and 24% of cats that enter animal shelters are adopted.
It is from these numbers that we estimated what is occurring nationwide. It is widely accepted that 9.6 million animals are euthanized annually in the United States.

For more information on the studies done by the National Council, please visit www.petpopulation.org

National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy
http://www.petpopulation.org/

No Kill Advocacy Home Page
http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/

 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 6:19 am
http://www.nathanwinograd.com/nathanwinograd_002.htm
Bow-WOW! This extraordinary pet-loving former attorney is out to make the world safe for homeless animals—one region at a time.”

Nathan J. Winograd is the Director of the national No Kill Advocacy Center. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School, a former criminal prosecutor and attorney, was director of operations for the San Francisco SPCA and executive director of the Tompkins County SPCA, two of the most successful shelters in the nation. He has spoken nationally and internationally on animal sheltering issues, has written animal protection legislation at the state and national level, has created successful No Kill programs in both urban and rural communities, and has consulted with a wide range of animal protection groups including some of the largest and best known in the nation.


To learn more about his accomplishments, click here.

Read the feature in Stanford Magazine.

To readPraise for the Author, click here.
Read Nathan's blog by clicking here.

Listen to Nathan's podcast by clicking here.

Support the cause by clicking here.



Listen to Nathan talk about No Kill every Sunday morning on KDWA AM 1460 in Minneapolis. Nationally, you can download the program as a podcast on iTunes or directly from the website by clicking here.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 6:21 am
Seeing Light at the End of a Long Dark Tunnel that is Pet Overpopulation
http://www.animalarkshelter.org/animal/ArkArticles.nsf/AllArticles/2D38FE00F7DB424B8625728200755E67?OpenDocument
For the first time in nearly twenty years of struggling against the overwhelming problem of pet overpopulation, I can see light at the end of what has been a long, dark tunnel. Thanks to the work done in other communities, what we need to do here in Minnesota is now known and well documented. Organizations like the San Francisco SPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, Maddie's Fund, the Richmond SPCA and the No-Kill Advocacy Center have provided a solid road map for us to follow. It is a road map that has proven effective in communities all over the nation.

Our plan is not complex; it is actually relatively simple and straight forward. And, if all goes well, evidence suggests we could end the killing of healthy dogs and cats in area shelters in just 2 - 3 years.

The only remaining obstacle we have to overcome is one of funding. All of these programs and initiatives cost money. However, the good news is that the Twin Cities metro area is generous to animal charities. Nearly 14 million dollars are donated to Twin Cities-based animal shelters every year.

According to Nathan Winograd, from the No-Kill Advocacy Center, the most important thing people in Minnesota can do is make sure the organizations they are supporting are participating in the Homes for All Pets partnership. I think he is right. I also believe that every day more people are realizing that policies and practices that were put into place by humane societies more than a hundred years ago have not worked. It is, clearly, time for change. It is time for the humane community in Minnesota to step into the 21st century.

We still have a lot of work ahead of us. But, for the first time in nearly 20 years, I can see a distant light at the end of this long, dark tunnel. For me, we cannot get to the light fast enough.
 

avril k. (52)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 6:36 am
I hate these Gas Box`s, if you have to do it, i`m sure you can find more humain way`s of doing it, i just don`t like it.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 7:24 am
National Animal Rights Association

From The Sunday Times
March 2, 2008
Vets' secret trade in dog body parts
A clinic that makes money out of putting down healthy animals
Daniel Foggo
A CLINIC is killing healthy dogs and secretly selling their body parts to Britain's most prestigious veterinary college for research, an investigation has found.

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has a financial agreement with a vet's practice which provides the organs from dogs on a regular basis.

An undercover reporter posing as an owner found that staff at the Greyhound Clinic in Essex agreed to kill greyhounds for £30 each even though he told them the dogs had "nothing wrong with them".

The clinic is then paid by the college, which specifically insists the dogs must be healthy before being euthanased, for each animal from which it supplies parts.

The RVC, which is the oldest and largest veterinary college in Britain, admitted that it had a number of similar financial agreements with other clinics to provide specimens.

The practice has "horrified" the RSPCA and animal welfare campaigners and even one of the heads of the greyhound racing industry itself.

The sport has been criticised for failing to explain the fate of thousands of greyhounds which retire from racing each year and then disappear without trace.

Alistair McLean, chief executive of the National Greyhound Racing Club (NGRC), the industry's governing body, said he was "flabbergasted" by the trade in body parts. "This is completely and utterly unacceptable," he said. "It is quite scandalous."

The RSPCA said: "We are shocked by this evidence which appears to show an opening for greyhounds to be systematically destroyed for profit. We certainly would not like to think that there was a financial incentive to ending a pet's life."

Maureen Purvis, of the campaign group Greyhounds UK, compared the practice with that of Burke and Hare, the19th century bodysnatchers who killed people to provide corpses for dissection. "What this clinic is doing is the canine equivalent of that," she said. "It is just absolute butchery."

Although the rules governing vets allow them to use their discretion on putting down healthy animals, in practice most are reluctant to do so.

The NGRC states that its trainers should put dogs down only as a last resort. "Even a broken leg can often be mended but some trainers see it as simply more cost effective to have it put down," said a racing insider.

It is now apparent, however, that some veterinary practices also have a financial incentive to put dogs down without any medical reason.

The Greyhound Clinic is in an Essex hamlet which is in effect a "greyhound village". The clinic's immediate neighbours are the kennels of at least six NGRC-registered trainers, two greyhound retirement homes and a practice racetrack.

The undercover reporter called the clinic and spoke to Donna Atkins, the practice manager, saying he had two greyhounds he wanted putting down because he "had no room for them".

The reporter asked if the clinic ever took blood from the dogs before killing them and Atkins said the Royal Veterinary College sent people once or twice a week to collect blood from dogs being put down, she said.

When the reporter called back, Atkins said: "We are going to take the glands as well. Is that okay?"

The reporter said it was, but emphasised that his dogs were not old and there was nothing wrong with them. "That's fair enough; that's not a problem," said Atkins. "So it's 10.15 tomorrow. Bye."

When the reporter arrived the next day, two students from the RVC, who introduced themselves as Demi and Rick, were waiting. The reporter, who said his dogs would arrive shortly with his brother, explained there was "nothing wrong with them" but the students appeared uninterested. Asked why they wanted the dogs's lymph glands, Demi said: "We take tissue from healthy dogs and we look at the cells and put them in an artificial environment and use that to further our research."

The reporter left but not before paying Atkins £60 in advance to have the fictitious dogs put down. He was not asked to sign any forms and was at no time asked his name, phone number, address or any details as to why the dogs should be destroyed.

He also asked Atkins if the RVC was paying the clinic to take body parts. "No, no, we work in conjunction with them. We all work together from all over the place. It's part of their learning," she said.

John O'Connor, 65, head vet and director of the clinic, told the undercover reporter, who was now posing as an employee of a company wanting to procure canine organs, that he had an "exclusive" commercial contract with the RVC until November. After that he would review the situation and expected "at least £30 per canine part".

When contacted later by The Sunday Times O'Connor initially denied a financial agreement with the RVC but subsequently admitted invoicing the college at £10 per dog and being paid.

He claimed that he had been paid a few hundred pounds since he began supplying the parts three years ago and that he intended to pay the money to charity.

O'Connor said he put down dogs only if they had medical problems or showed aggression and said he would not have euthanased the fictitious dogs.

An RVC spokesman confirmed it had an agreement with the clinic but said owners should be issued with a form "to indicate their acknowledgment" of their pets' fate. "The decision to euthanase an animal must only be taken when both owner and vet agree and the owner has given written consent."

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article3466712.ece
 

Phyllis P. (398)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 8:25 am
so sad....thanks for posting
 

Sammantha L. (126)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 9:10 am
Even though I hate hearing about all this horrible cruelty, thanks Kathy for posting. I love the people who so valiantly fight for our dear companions.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 9:19 am
WHAT BARBARITY.A NATION OF ANIMAL LOVERS SUPPOSEDLY-I HATE TO THINK WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF YOU DIDNT LOVE ANIMALS-DISGUSTING.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 10:31 am
I thought Georgia was one of the united states, obvouisly not as United as some,are some of them rejects from other States???
 

Karen M. (176)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 12:55 pm
Unbelievable. noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 1:03 pm
Must be their 1st world kindness leading to this! And what is the goddamn emphasis on having seperations in the gas chamber?! Can't ONE die huddled up to one's friend????!!!!
 

June Marshall (395)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 8:02 pm
Using gas is horrendous! There has to be an easier way!
 

Onedia P. (35)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 8:27 pm
How cruel is this..??? It makes you feel sick just thinking about it.
 

Marian E. (152)
Tuesday March 11, 2008, 9:04 pm

Thank you Kathy. Signed for Gabby and am noting.
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 12, 2008, 2:44 am
Thank-you Kathy, for ALL That information, you are obviously putting your heart and soul into this, so much work. I thank-you from the bottom of my heart for all you are doing for animals. I will write and support it. This is a horrendous death, and we are in a civilized country? More like still in caves, gassing is just horrendous. Can you tell me, why they don't use a needle? I mean it should be law, let them at least die peacefully, in someones arms.The cost is neither here nor there! I believe!
Just imagine what it must be like to work there!! I thought we had problems here. All of you that believe prayers help, please pray for those dogs and cats in gas chambers for a quick death and all of you that don't, please write a letter NOW! Just a few lines, coming from a number of people will have more weight. It should be outlawed, It must be outlawed!
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Wednesday March 12, 2008, 3:19 am
I believe all killing of any kind needle, gas, heartstick, all should be abolished. The money spent housing and killing healthy animals could be better spent and cheaper. First we make spayed and neutering mandatory, then we make it State Funded. The politicians spend trillions of dollars on their pet projects, let's have a real Pet Project. Make it State funded, the prices at the vets are outrageous. Currently if your beloved pet becomes seriously ill, most people have to take out a loan to have them treated. (nice how the vets have that all ready arranged for you) We all know the politicians aren't going to regulate them so State Funding is the best we can do. And with that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Next we open large sanctuaries for these animals. Appoint licensed educated rescuers in charge, most all others will be volunteers. We have lots of government land just sitting there doing nothing that we are paying for. Use it for the animals. (we could use the American Concentration Camps they set up, the buildings and fencing are already in place:)
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/camps.htm
And there are several in every State. Point being it would be cheaper to save the animals than to kill them, so why aren't we doing this? Just try to get an invite on the Senate floor for this:( aint happening, they don't want to have to see the truth.
 

Kim F. (5)
Wednesday March 12, 2008, 8:39 am
I saw Nathan Winograd speak in downtown Manhattan, NY this past September he was fantastic! No kill solutions is the way to go and the commuities must be proative to end this madness and get on board with the types of blueprints for success that NAthan presents and has proved to work.
 

Brenda P. (146)
Wednesday March 12, 2008, 11:22 am
SO SICK SICK SICK.WHERE DO PEOPLE GET THESE IDEAS.HOPE THEY ACCIDENTLY GAS THEMSELVES.POOR ANIMALS ARE THE ONES ALWAYS TO SUFFER.JUST SO WRONG.
BRENDA
 

JOCELYNE A. (227)
Wednesday March 12, 2008, 7:52 pm
MY GOD ARE THEY STILL IN THE 1920s.......
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 4:21 am
This is so horrific and the poor precious animals that suffer through this kind of inhumane treatment. Shame...on all that do this. Thanks Kathy..noted.
 

Ketty Ghazi (34)
Thursday March 13, 2008, 5:36 am
This is really cruel ...........
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Friday March 14, 2008, 12:07 am
Terrible! Noted, thanks Kathy.
 

Kathy Chadwell (367)
Friday March 14, 2008, 12:34 am

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/close-all-kill-shelters-in-the-states-and-start-animal-sanctuaries

Close all kill shelters in the States and Start Animal Sanctuaries
 

. (0)
Saturday March 15, 2008, 4:00 am
To me the worst point here is, that they work in animal welfare! What the hell has gasing or killing got to do with welfare? Nothing!! Murderfare would be more appropriate.
 

Loretta T. (34)
Saturday March 15, 2008, 9:42 am
Thank you Kathy for the post and the many well researched articles that you also post in your comments. It is so sad and weights heavy on my heart to know of all the deaths and sufferings that go on daily! I still believe that it is solely mankind's fault for the self serving greed to own or master other life forms that has caused this massive overpopulation problem with domesticated dogs and cats and the biggest overpopulation that of Humans.
 
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