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Stop using the gas chamber to euthanize companion animals in shelters.

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In September, 2010, the National Animal Control Association (NACA) adopted a policy: "NACA considers lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital, administered by competent, trained personnel, to be the only method of choice utilized for humane euthanasia of animal shelter dogs and cats."

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians agrees, stating flatly that "the use of carbon monoxide for individual or mass companion animal euthanasia in shelters is unacceptable due to significant humane, operational and safety concerns...[C]arbon monoxide euthanasia should be banned in shelters. Unfortunately North Carolina continues to allow shelters to use this horrific method to euthanize our unwanted, abandoned and injured pet population. This needs to end! You can help to end the needless suffering of millions of animals annually. Please sign this petition and tell NC lawmakers that we want better for these animals. If other states know this is wrong why does NC continue this practice?



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