This week’s good news comes to us from Medina, Ohio, located a half hour west of Akron.
It’s legal to euthanize animals in gas chambers in Ohio, but Medina County voted recently to no longer use such inhumane methods.
And when an anonymous donor agreed to make a $10,000 donation to the Medina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals if their agency would take possession and destroy the gas chamber, the County Commissioners sold it to MSPCA for $1.
MSPCA then held a fundraiser, eliciting donations for a chance to take a whack at the darn thing. Thirty people donated a total of $2500 for a chance to hit the gas chamber with a sledge-hammer. What was left was sold for scrap.
Hooray for Medina County!