Make Wexford County Animal Shelter a NO KILL shelter!

  • by: Tulie Laughlin
  • target: Animal Control Officer Michelle Smith; Animal Control Officer Jessica Williams; and Animal Control Officer Anthony Noaker

Allegations of Animal abuse in this shelter are unacceptable! Animals are being euthanized by heart sticking (intracardiac injection) without being sedated first. This kind of euthanasia is an inhumane way to kill an animal who is not comatose or heavily sedated. A needle and syringe containing sodium pentobarbital is passed through the chest wall and layers of muscle into the heart. When an animal is not sedated, it is a very difficult procedure because their body is in motion. It’s not uncommon for the person administering the injection to miss and accidentally puncture the lungs, causing them to fill up with fluid. Instead of what’s supposed to be an immediate euthanasia, the animal suffers greatly before they die. In a shelter environment, there is no reason for this to be done on an otherwise healthy dog.

This is unacceptable! We ask those responsible, to make animal welfare a priority and to ensure animal adoptions are the main purpose of this shelter..Please make this a NO KILL shelter.  

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