“Rock Springs [WY] Streets Department employees facilitated the removal of the gas chamber from the shelter and also assisted with removing a second gas chamber (which was used prior to the current one) from a nearby storage area. Both gas chambers and a steel cage were then transported to Pacific Steel & Recycling to be crushed and recycled…”

Madison became the 11th city in Alabama to ban the sale of commercially-bred animals in pet stores. Mutts are the most popular dogs in America. Greyhound racing comes to an end in Florida. The first Denver dog classified as a “pit bull” goes up for adoption in more than 30 years. The Los Angeles Times endorses TNR. 1,003,056 animals were adopted during the 2020 Home for the Holidays campaign. Hamilton County, IN, had a placement rate of 98% for dogs and 94% for cats in 2019; 2020 was even better. For the first time in history, lab-grown meat goes on sale. Airlines are restricting dogs on flights; they should be expanding them instead. Veganuary is a campaign that encourages people to go vegan for the first month of the year. Oswald was saved by a law that makes it illegal for pounds to kill animals when rescue groups are willing to save them. And, finally, “A monumental day occurred at Rock Springs [WY] Animal Control… as the gas chamber, once used to euthanize animals was removed for good.”

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And, finally, “A monumental day occurred at Rock Springs [WY] Animal Control… as the gas chamber, once used to euthanize animals was removed for good. In the past the gas chamber was a tool to assist Animal Control Officers with euthanizing animals, however, with changing times Rock Springs Animal Control has found more humane ways to tackle animal population problems and can do so without the use of carbon monoxide…

“Rock Springs Animal Control’s focus is to manage animal populations through adoption, education, enforcement, and the ongoing spay and neuter program.”

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