Davidson County, NC has a history of killing kittens and puppies using the gas chamber in violation of North Carolina law. It has a history of killing elderly and sick animals in that manner, which is also illegal. And, according to an eyewitness, shelter employees put a raccoon in the gas chamber with a mother cat and her kitten in order to sadistically watch them fight before they died: “The gas chamber has two windows, one on either side. The raccoon and the adult cat started fighting. Then they turned the gas on. The adult cat got on one corner and the raccoon got on the other, and as soon as they turned on the gas, the kitten started shaking and going into convulsions.” A contractor who was working at the shelter told the County Board that he heard the employees laugh when they did it. Animal lovers call Davidson County, North Carolina's shelter "savage," a "disgrace," "disgusting" and "horrific."
Cats: intakes 4133; adoptions 100; reclaimed 49; killed 3984.
Dogs: intakes 3625; adoptions 395; reclaimed 384; killed 2846.
Total kill rate for cats: 96%. Total kill rate for dogs: 79%.
Total adoption rate: 6%. Total kill rate: 88%
Please, Governor Perdue, investigate this atrocity at the State Level. The Davidson County Sheriff supports these illegal actions.
- North Carolina governor Bev Perdue
Stop the abuses & 96% cat kill rate at Davidson Country animal shelter
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