Now more than ever, you are needed to donate your old blankets, towels, and sheets to your local animal shelter. With financial cut-backs, repairs on shelters are often put off, so if it's drafty, the animals suffer. I know my shelter uses rags to stuff under doors. No kidding! Empty out those closets... this is your chance to get rid of stuff and do something useful!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Gassing Pregnant Animals

Is Lincoln County Animal Shelter in North Carolina gassing pregant animals? It's against the law there, but this article raises the question. For the record, when the mother is gassed, the animals inside her die later, from suffication.

This same shelter was found to be in violation of state law several times in 2010. Considering North Carolina doesn't exactly lead the nation in sterling shelter practices, this raises an eyebrow. Maybe we need to focus our attention on them a little more.

The gas chamber is barbaric and the animal rescue community is united in its effort to abolish its use. I will be posting on this regularly.

Thanks to for covering this shelter's activities.

You may remember this post about trying to abolish the gas chamber in one county in North Carolina, where its use remains legal.

Check out this group, which seems to be doing some good work in the Denver/Lincolnton North Carolina area, despite being confused with the local municipal shelter (Lincoln County Animal Services).