Cass Co. to end use of euthanasia machine at animal control

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CASS COUNTY, Mich. – Cass County Animal Control Director Michael Grice announced Friday that they will stop using the euthanasia machine by the end of the year.

In a statement, Grice says that the machine “continues to comply with the original standards as set by the Humane Society of the United States and the American Humane Society when they first started using it in 1992.” ┬áThe use of the machine is still accepted by the American Veterinary Medical Association, but the county believes it is time to discontinue its use.

According to Grice in 2014, 1,195 animals were euthanized in Cass County, but of those, 898 were euthanized by lethal injection instead.

 

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1 Comment

  • Chris Novak

    What’s wrong with stopping it now? How about No Kill and Adopt as the policy? There’s never a wrong time to do the RIGHT THING!