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.