What is it? Best case scenario, a syringe filled with sodium pentobarbital is jabbed through the animal’s chest wall into the heart. Worst case scenario, the kennel tech misses, punctures sensitive nerve endings instead, or maybe a lung. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Never mind that sodium pentobarbital burns like acid.
But the animals are completely anesthetized, so maybe this isn’t such a big deal. They can’t feel it, right? Wrong. In many cases all over the country, shelter workers have spoken up claiming that the procedure has been done by shelter workers, most of whom make barely more than minimum wage, on fully conscious animals. They can feel everything. Is this the way an animal is to be treated? Please stop this Inhumane treatment.