Closings and delays

New management at Davidson County Animal Shelter gets rid of gas chamber

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – The Davidson County Animal Shelter is now under the control of the United Animal Coalition – and the first change they made was getting rid of the gas chamber.

The state announced in December that it was banning the routine use of animal shelters in North Carolina. The practice is being replaced by lethal injections.

All licensed shelters were told to start following the policies and have them implemented by no later than Feb. 15.

The United Animal Coalition jumped into their role as the new leaders of the shelter six days ago. They hosted their first adoption fair on Saturday.

"We're learning. The staff that was here is learning how we're doing things and we are learning how they do things. But our goal is to find the animals new homes,” said UAC Executive Director Marsha Williams.

Several people attended the event to give animals new homes. The organization plans to host other adoption fairs.