Pledge to contact county commissioners and request that gas chambers be removed from county dog shelters.

I pledge to contact county commissioners and request that gas chambers be removed from county dog shelters.

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 as soon as you can the commissioners in the following 5 counties. Ask them to join the majority of counties in Ohio and remove the gas chamber from their county shelter. Euthanasia by Injection is the only safe and humane method.

 Carroll, Hocking, Perry, and Erie Counties

1) Erie County Commissioners 

The Erie County Commissioners have stated that they are switching to injection. However, they have not stated that they will remove their gas chamber.

2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870

Thomas M. Ferrell, Jr.Patrick Shenigo, Bill Monaghan

bmonaghan@eriecounty.oh.gov 

Phone: (419) 627-7672

Toll Free: 1 (888) 399-6065

Fax: (419) 627-7692

2) Perry County Commissioners:

The Perry County Dog Warden states that dogs are euthanized by a veterinarian, but the gas chamber has not been removed. 

Jim O'Brien, Dave Freriks,  Ed Keister, Board President

121 W Brown St New Lexington, OH 43764 

(740) 342-2045

This pound is only open 4 days a week from 7 am to 3 pm.

3) Hocking County Commissioners: 

The Ohio SPCA has filed a lawsuit against the Hocking County Commissioners in order to halt the use of their homemade gas box. 

Clark Sheets, John Walker, Sandy Ogle

Phone: (740) 385-5195

Fax: (740) 385-1105

commissioners@co.hocking.oh.us

1 East Main StCourthouse, Logan, Ohio 43138

4) Carroll County Commissioners

The Carroll County Commissioners have stated that their gas chamber has only been used to kill a few aggressive dogs during the past two years. However, Commissioner Wirkner states that no one is going to tell them how to run their dog pound. They have refused for years to remove the gas chamber.

Thomas A. Wheaton, President twheaton@carrollcountyohio.us

Robert E. Wirkner, Vice President rwirkner@carrollcountyohio.us

Jeffrey L. Ohler, Commissioner johler@carrollcountyohio.us

Phone: 330-627-4869

Fax: 330-627-6656

119 South Lisbon Street, Suite 201, Carrollton, Ohio 44615

Counties that stopped gassing dogs or cats in 2013:

Ottawa - upon threat of a lawsuit by the Ohio SPCA

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

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