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 2 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.
Perry and Erie Counties
1) Erie County Commissioners
The Erie County Commissioners have stated that they will be contracting with a veterinarian to perform injection in approximately 60 days. However, they will keep their gas chamber for aggressive dogs.
2900 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870
Thomas M. Ferrell, Jr.Patrick Shenigo, Bill Monaghan
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. He also stated that he didn't have to give a reason for keeping the gas chamber. This pound is only open 4 days a week from 7 am to 3 pm.
Jim O'Brien, Dave Freriks, Ed Keister, Board President
121 W Brown St New Lexington, OH 43764
Counties that stopped gassing dogs or cats:
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!