Pledge to

Contact county commissioners and request that gas chambers be removed from county dog shelters.

This pledge closed about 2 years ago

How this will help

By taking the time to contact county commissioners, people can make their voices heard for companion animals. If enough people speak out, we can be a force to end the gassing of dogs and cats in Ohio. MOST IMPORTANTLY - PLEASE BE POLITE and refrain from any profanity or threats. Our advocacy for animals is based on compassion, and although we feel that many people lack such compassion, we must remain professional in our delivery of demands.

Please call, write, or email the commissioners in the following 2 counties. Ask them politely to join the rest of Ohio and the majority of the nation by removing and destroying their gas chamber. Euthanasia by Injection is the only safe and humane method.

Erie County

They continue to use their gas chamber for approximately 10 aggressive dogs per year. Eighty-seven other counties manage to humanely euthanize aggressive dogs without the use of a gas chamber.

Erie County Commissioners:

2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Bill Monaghan, Patrick Shenigo, Matt Old

[email protected]

Phone: (419) 627-7672

Toll Free: 1 (888) 399-6065

Fax: (419) 627-7692

Knox County

Knox County has a gas chamber in their dog shelter that they used to kill "nuisance" wildlife. We have called and emailed and they have refused to respond. 

Knox County Commissioners:

Teresa Bemiller 
[email protected]

Thom Collier                                                                        [email protected]

Roger Reed                                                                           [email protected]

117 E. High Street Ste 161

Mt. Vernon, OH 43050

Phone (740) 393-6703

Since 2001, the Ohio SPCA has ending shooting and gassing in countless counties in Ohio. We are almost done!

The most recent counties to stop gassing.


Ottawa - upon threat of a lawsuit by the Ohio SPCA

Medina - cats will no longer be gassed. Thank you everyone! 


We won the lawsuit against Hocking County! This is a landmark court decision and will have ramifications across Ohio and the USA!

Carroll County: Gassing has ended!


Gassing in Perry County has ended after threat of lawsuit by the Ohio SPCA!


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