The Best News I Heard All Week!

This week’s good news comes to us from Medina, Ohio, located a half hour west of Akron.

It’s legal to euthanize animals in gas chambers in Ohio, but Medina County voted recently to no longer use such inhumane methods.

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Photo: John Kuntz, Cleveland Plain Dealer

And when an anonymous donor agreed to make a $10,000 donation to the Medina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals if their agency would take possession and destroy the gas chamber, the County Commissioners sold it to MSPCA for $1.

MSPCA then held a fundraiser, eliciting donations for a chance to take a whack at the darn thing. Thirty people donated a total of $2500 for a chance to hit the gas chamber with a sledge-hammer. What was left was sold for scrap.

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Photo: John Kuntz, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Hooray for Medina County!

28 thoughts on “The Best News I Heard All Week!

  1. Horray!!!! I was so moved to look at those two pictures and to read the story! Glad they destroied the gas chamber! What a horrible machine that is……

  2. Absolutely da pawsunest newz we read all week too Rumpy!!!
    Gas chamberz are barbie-arick n me shudderz when me finkz of so many beeuteefull 4 leggedz killed needlessly in such a bad way 😉
    Lub Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum too xoxoxo

  3. How awful that such practice still happens to those poor animals.. I am so happy its now being smashed to pieces.. I hope too the law that allows such a practice is soon smashed as well..
    Wonderful that someone donated to help it stop..
    Sue xox

  4. Chi Chi the Chihuahua (my adopted brother) would have liked to hike a leg in the general direction of that machine for sure and our person sure would have enjoyed womping it with a hammer or three. Thanks for sharing such good news!

  5. Great news! But it seems like those chambers must be used because they’re cheaper to operate (as horrible as that is). Support your not-for-profit organisations people! (not sure if this particular shelter is not-for-profit

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