When HSUS gave Randolph Co, NC $3000 in December 2011 to send its gas chamber to the landfill, Randolph Co was all, “Yay, put that fat check straight into our bank account!” Then they kept right on merrily stuffing dogs and cats into the gas chamber. Of the 6705 dogs and cats who came through the Randolph Co pound’s front door in 2012, 5395 of them were killed by the staff.
In 2013, Randolph Co pound staff continued gassing animals instead of doing their jobs (although the state hasn’t yet released the 2013 numbers). After 2 years of continued gassing with no end in sight, HSUS finally got up the nerve to ask the county to either stop putting animals into the gas chamber or give back the $3000. The county decided it would be less painful to part with the cash so that they could hang on to their beloved torture machine.
Kim Alboum, the NC director for HSUS, issued a statement in response which reads, in part:
It is shocking that a North Carolina county would return desperately needed funding for their animal shelter because they would rather continue a practice that has been denounced by every national humane organization. This does nothing but hurt the animals of Randolph County, for absolutely no reason.
It certainly is a head-scratcher. Unless… maybe we didn’t bring the Randolph Co pet killers enough cupcakes?
For those not inclined to reward animal gassers with dessert, Fix NC has the info you need to take meaningful action.
(Thanks Clarice for the link.)