Rowan County to discuss ending animal gas chambers

Rowan County to discuss ending animal gas chambers

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. – Rowan County commissioners could vote on a plan Monday to end using a gas chamber to euthanize animals.

The Rowan County Animal Shelter would use lethal injection instead and would reportedly take steps toward becoming a no-kill shelter by the end of the year.

Several animal rights groups plan to attend the meeting in support of the ordinance.

The meeting is planned for 3 p.m. Monday in the J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room at the County Administration Building at 130 West Innes Street in Salisbury.

Rowan County is one of a few counties left in North Carolina that still uses gas chambers to euthanize cats and dogs, according to WSOC-TV.