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!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Escape From The Gas Chamber

Meet Daniel, one lucky little dog.

(photo credit: Associate Press)

Nineteen states still use the gas chamber as a means of euthanizing. It's barbaric. Dogs gasp and choke, often burning their windpipes. They panic, vomit, and lose their bowels. There is nothing humane about it. In some areas, the gas chamber is old and needs to be used twice to do its job. Older dogs, without sufficient lung capacity to succumb to the poison gas, take longer to kill.

Florence Alabama rightly voted to ban the use of the gas chamber this past legislative session, but the ban will not take effect until December 31, 2011. Until then, many dogs will suffer the fate Daniel fortunately escaped.

I hope his case brings some awareness to the gas chamber's use.