Ohio County Plans Demolition Of Animal Gas Chamber


The public is being invited to help destroy a gas chamber used to kill hundreds of stray cats every year in one northeast Ohio county.

For a donation to the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, people are invited to beat on the gas chamber with a sledge hammer in a parking lot later this month.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports its use was discontinued amid public outcry and the objections of animal activists.

The county shelter in Medina, south of Cleveland, gave the chamber to the anti-cruelty group after an anonymous resident offered to donate $10,000 to the group's cat program if the chamber is destroyed.

County commissioners had earlier voted to sell the chamber in a public Internet auction.