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Remove Jason Harris as Assistant Dog Warden and Ban Heartstick Euthanasia

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KILLING AT GALLIA COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER, Ohio : 11 dogs were killed on Valentine's Day, without the knowledge or permission of the dog warden. The assistant warden, Jason Harris, went ahead and killed 11 dogs. Although the pound was overfilled, the local rescue group, "Friends of Gallia County's Animals", had told the assistant warden Jason Harris that they planned to take a good number of dogs to their foster facility on Saturday to avoid euth. We have our largest transport to the NE ever today, 67 Gallia dogs going to rescue, so no foster space was available until Sat. Despite this, the assistant warden went ahead with the killing . He gave no warning to the Friends group, which works so hard to save the dogs and pups in this county and get them to rescue 

Did Mr Harris choose to kill aggressive dogs? No! He killed two dogs with such stellar temperaments that they had been fully sponsored for vetting by local people. He killed dogs who were friendly to cats, kids, to other dogs large and small and friendly to all adults. He killed dogs who were leash trained and who knew a few commands. He killed the sweetest and gentlest souls at the pound!!!!

And since Mr Jason Harris used to work at the Gallia pound at a time when there was no rescue and when 90% of the dogs who entered the building never got out, Mr Harris used THE HEARTSTICK to end his victims lives, a barbaric and inhumane method, even when used with a sedative. (Jason Harris's return to working at the pound has been fairly recent. ) 

As one member of Gallia Friends said, this is nothing more than senseless, indiscriminate murder!!!! 

We are asking that people call the Gallia county commissioners and ask 
That Jason Harris be relieved of his duties as assistant dog warden .

That the HEARTSTICK be banned forever in Gallia County as a method of euthanasia. 

RIP BABY GIRL, LADYANNE,MABEL, Seamus, ATHENA! And all the others! We mourn your loss and tried to get you out, but it didn't happen fast enough. Let your deaths not be in vain.The lives of innocents cannot be left in Jason Harris's hands. And BAN THE HEARTSTICK in Gallia county, Ohio and everywhere else. 



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