Petition Closed

Animal advocates have been trying to put an end to gas chamber euthanization at the Fairfield County Dog Shelter near Lancaster, Ohio.

Although the dog warden maintains that he euthanizes 4 to 6 dogs at a time, a former deputy dog warden and a WEP worker both signed affidavits describing very different experiences. Both employees witnessed the overloading of the chamber, which should hold a maximum of six animals for the gassing to work properly. Both stated that they had seen twelve to sixteen dogs in the euthanization cage at once, more than double the recommended limit.

The former deputy said she had witnessed dogs removed from the chamber who were not dead, and the cage was put through a second cycle. She added that this was often the case with puppies who were too young to be gassed because of their immature respiratory development. She stated that the director of the shelter was instructed to purchase stethoscopes to check for heartbeats, but that he had never carried through.

Two witnesses stood up at the meeting saying they had seen dogs come out of the gas chamber that were not dead and that were thrown into the incinerator still alive.

This petition will be sent by US mail to the following:
Ohio: Fairfield County Commissioner's :
Mike Kiger, Judy Shupe, Steve Davis

210 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Please use your VOICE by calling these Commissioner:
(they are not responding to emails)
FREE 740-652-7090 / 614-322-5260
FAX: 740-687-6048 or mail:
210 East Main Street. Room 301
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

 

Letter to
Fairfield County Commissioners, Steve Davis, Mike Kiger and Judy Shupe
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Fairfield County Commissioners, Steve Davis, Mike Kiger and Judy Shupe.

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Dogs are being burned alive in Ohio

Animal advocates have been trying to put an end to gas chamber euthanization at the Fairfield County Dog Shelter near Lancaster, Ohio.

Although the dog warden maintains that he euthanizes 4 to 6 dogs at a time, a former deputy dog warden and a WEP worker both signed affidavits describing very different experiences. Both employees witnessed the overloading of the chamber, which should hold a maximum of six animals for the gassing to work properly. Both stated that they had seen twelve to sixteen dogs in the euthanization cage at once, more than double the recommended limit.

The former deputy said she had witnessed dogs removed from the chamber who were not dead, and the cage was put through a second cycle. She added that this was often the case with puppies who were too young to be gassed because of their immature respiratory development. She stated that the director of the shelter was instructed to purchase stethoscopes to check for heartbeats, but that he had never carried through.

Two witnesses stood up at the meeting saying they had seen dogs come out of the gas chamber that were not dead and that were thrown into the incinerator still alive.

This petition will be sent by US mail to the following:
Ohio: Fairfield County Commissioner's :
Mike Kiger, Judy Shupe, Steve Davis

210 East Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Please use your VOICE by calling these Commissioner:
(they are not responding to emails)
FREE 740-652-7090 / 614-322-5260
FAX: 740-687-6048 or mail:
210 East Main Street. Room 301
Lancaster, Ohio 43130


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Sincerely,