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We all share the goal of ending euthanasia.  The HSUS works tirelessly to prevent pet homelessness, promote spay/neuter, and encourage adoption. When the decision is made by a shelter to perform euthanasia, it must be performed with the same skill and compassion that we would our want for our own suffering companion.  Learn more about where the HSUS stands on euthanasia.

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  • August 25, 2014

    Eureka pound pulls plug on gas chamber

    The days of euthanizing animals with a gas chamber have come to an end in one south-central Kansas town. The city of Eureka unplugged the gas chamber just a few days after The Topeka Capital-Journal published a story Aug. 4 about the ongoing practice in the state. Read more

  • May 29, 2014

    Gas chamber no longer used at local animal shelter

    WILLIAMSTON, MARTIN COUNTY - The Martin County Animal Shelter is saying goodbye to one form of euthanization. The shelter removed its gas chamber Thursday morning and will only be putting down animals through injections now. Read more

  • May 2, 2014

    Cleveland County shelter to stop using gas chamber

    SHELBY, N.C. - Cleveland County will stop using a gas chamber for euthanasia of unwanted animals. Officials say they plan to stop using the gas chamber by the end of June. The change comes after public complaints about the gas chamber. Read more

  • April 27, 2014

    City of West Plains Animal Control does away with gas chamber for euthanasia

    A small town animal control in Missouri has been making a lot of changes in the past few years, and most of those changes are good. This weekend, the City of West Plains Animal Control posted on their Facebook page that they have done away with the gas chamber that in the past was used for euthanizing pets. Read more

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