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Re: “Letters to the Editor

I am responding to Peter Childers' comments. While there needs to be a great emphasis on Spay/Neuter funding to prevent the births of unwanted animals, it will not entirely fix the problem. Many shelter pets are purebred, purchased at pet stores and from breeders, and dumped when it just doesn't work out for the owner. For the thousands of animals dying a horrible death in our shelters TODAY, TOMORROW, and NEXT WEEK, we have a responsibility to make sure it is done without stress, pain or fear. Let's not just stand back and say, "They shouldn't have been born anyway." These animals are suffering and they need our help NOW. For more information please visit and

Posted by NCCHE on 09/04/2007 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Use of gassing challenged

Poor ignorant, merciless John. Your quote is hardly comparable to the animals: "People who are SLEEPING OR INTOXICATED can die from CO poisoning before ever experiencing symptoms." These dogs and cats are NOT DRUNK OR ASLEEP when they are put into a gas chamber. You are grasping at straws to find some reason that this cruelty is acceptable. Do you work at a shelter? In your haste, you overlooked the mass of medical problems stemming from carbon monoxide poisoning. National Welder's Supply, a supplier of bottled CO gas to shelters, says " symptoms may include headache, dizziness, heart palpitations, weakness, confusion and nausea to convulsions, EVENTUAL unconsciousness and death..." and "may include central nervous system impairment, cardiovascular collapse, renal insufficiency, coma, etc." These people make it and sell it--they should know! The United State Department of Labor lists potential symptoms as "headaches; tachypnea (abnormally fast breathing); nausea; weakness, dizziness, confusion, halucinations; cyanosis; depressed, ST segment of electrocardiogram; angina; syncope. The Center for Disease Control says, "The most common symptoms of CO poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest PAIN, and confusion." Now is this peaceful or humane, for people or animals? If you need me to explain more, I am available for tutoring.

Posted by NCCHE on 08/11/2007 at 8:49 PM

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