HILLSBORO, Ohio - The Ohio SPCA removed an old gas chamber from the Highland County Dog Pound on Saturday.
Even though the dog pound had not used the gas chamber since 2009, its removal from the property represents a moral victory for those who say euthanizing animals should only be done by injection.
"They have come out of the gas chamber and they would need to be re-gassed sometimes,” said Noah Turner, director of operations for the Ohio SPCA. “They're put in there many times. Dogs are put in gas chambers with multiple dogs at a time, they fight. Often times sick dogs and injured dogs and puppies that are actually suggested not to be put inside a gas chamber are also gassed as well."
Both Hocking and Perry counties still have gas chambers but the Ohio SPCA plans legal action to get the gas chambers removed by the end of 2013.
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