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 MUST close the loop by making this a statewide law. Why? Without a law a shelter could resort to gassing in the future. But for now, please take the time to celebrate the long, hard road to becoming a gas chamber free state! We all deserve it!