Grant’s Bill Did Not Pass

We are sad to report that SB 403, ‘Grant’s Bill’ to prohibit the use of gas chambers in Michigan shelters, did not receive a House committee hearing before the legislature adjourned at the end of December. This means that the bill will need to be re-introduced in Michigan’s 2017-2018 legislative session, which begins on Jan. […] Read more »

Last Michigan Gas Chamber to Close!

On January 12, 2016, Branch County Commissioner Hazelbaker seconded a motion by Commissioner Houtz that Branch County Animal Control shall discontinue the use of the gas chamber for euthanizing animals. The motion carried. The state of Michigan is now FREE of shelter carbon monoxide gas chambers! Time to celebrate this great achievement!  Stay tuned…..we still […] Read more »

1 gas chamber County Left in Michigan

That’s right! You heard it here. Just ONE county – Branch County.  The Commissioners have made it very clear that they only want to hear from Branch County residents (Sherwood, Bronson, Quincy, Coldwater) only. If you are a Branch county resident – we need YOU to hand out FLYERS! For more info for Branch county […] Read more »

What a Week!

The last week of August was a heck of a week. On Wednesday, August 26th, Van Buren Cty animal controls gas chamber left the building and was decommissioned. On Thursday, August 27th, Berrien county Commissioners stated that dogs & cats at Berrien cty animal control would no longer be euthanized using their gas chamber. The […] Read more »

Gas chamber bill Introduced!

JUNE 16th, 2015: SB 403 has been introduced to end the use of gas chambers in Michigan shelters! Thank you to primary sponsor Marty Knollenberg and co-sponsors Rick Jones, Ken Horn, Tonya Schuitmaker, John Proos, Curtis Hertel Jr., and Jim Marleau. Please contact your Senator to ask for her or his support of this important […] Read more »

SB 354 dies in the House local Government Committee

Although SB 354 did get a hearing in the House of Representatives local government committee earlier in 2014, Representative Amanda Price (chair of local gov committee) did not call for a vote. Sadly this means that SB 354 has died during the 2013-2014 legislative Session. We are truly disappointed and surprised given that there was […] Read more »

On to the full Senate for a vote…….

S.B. 354 passed out of the Senate Agriculture committee today with a 5-0 vote! On to the full Senate! Contact Senator Arlan Meekhof (click for his contact info) and politely ask him to support & vote for S.B. 354. Also, contact YOUR Senator and ask them to support S.B. 354 when a hearing is held. […] Read more »