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. 11.
In the meantime, please remind your state legislators that although there are no gas chambers currently operating in Michigan, there is nothing to stop any shelters from starting to use them again.
We must enact statewide, uniform standards of humane euthanasia in Michigan shelters so that no other pets suffer the same fate as Grant. Please note that with term limits and the election in November, you may have a new Representative, so look up your legislators at www.humanesociety.org/stateleglookup.