In our area pounds kill 90-95% of the dogs brought in. How is this typically done?
Does each dog get a shot? Are they herded in to a common room and gassed? What?
Ken
1 2 3 4
In our area pounds kill 90-95% of the dogs brought in. How is this typically done? Does each dog get a shot? Are they herded in to a common room and gassed? What?

That varies dramatically. Why not ask them?

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
In our area pounds kill 90-95% of the dogs brought ... they herded in to a common room and gassed? What?

That varies dramatically. Why not ask them?

All of them?
Ken
In our area pounds kill 90-95% of the dogs brought in. How is this typically done?

Usually with gas.
Does each dog get a shot?

That would be a rarity. Apparently it's cost prohibitive (not just for the drugs, but for the additional personnel required) in most areas.
Are they herded in to a common room and gassed? What?

That's pretty much it.

Handsome Jack Morrison
All of them?

That's what it would take to know what each one does, yes.

I work with a private shelter. Euthanasia is by injection and the animals are cremated. Many rural shelters don't have the staff, training, and money to do that and gas is often used and bodies sent to rendering plants.

Janet Boss
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
All of them?

Doesn't make sense, right? But then you're asking us here to answer for all of them, which also doesn't make sense.
Tara
Are they herded in to a common room and gassed? What?

That's pretty much it.

Wow, I guess practices do vary. At the local shelter, it's done individually by a veterinarian. I gather several local veterinarians pitch in for this duty; mine is disturbed by her participation.

The state Animal Welfare Act (NC) provides for certification of laypersons to perform euthanasia, though.
Amy Dahl
That's pretty much it.

Wow, I guess practices do vary. At the local shelter, it's done individually by a veterinarian. I gather several local veterinarians pitch in for this duty; mine is disturbed by her participation.

I think you'll find that gas is used in the country's shelters with the highest rates of turnover. Basically big city/county shelters. All the bigger ones around here do.
Again, I'm told it's primarily because of the higher costs (and additional licensing requirements) associated with administering drugs. It's changing, but not fast enough to suit me.

We actually (at a shelter in a nearby county) had a dog survive the gas chamber (a few years ago), and he's become somewhat of a local celebrity. His name is Quentin. He was given a special pardon.

http://www.strayrescue.org/quentin.html
The state Animal Welfare Act (NC) provides for certification of laypersons to perform euthanasia, though.

Yeah, that's what they're trying to evolve to here, too.

But not fast enough, IMO.

Handsome Jack Morrison
Doesn't make sense, right? But then you're asking us here to answer for all of them, which also doesn't make sense.

Does the word "typically" have any meaning to you at all. It means on average, most of the time, the most common, the ordinary case. Or, maybe your a republican and can only handle absolutes.

Ken
Show more