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April 11, 2014

Cushing, Okla. Animal Shelter Receives Grant for Pledge to Remove Gas Chamber

The Cushing Animal Shelter has pledged to remove its gas chamber used for euthanizing animals. In recognition of the shelter’s decision, it will receive a grant from The Humane Society of the United States. The grant will be used to help the shelter transition to more humane euthanasia.

Cushing Animal Shelter’s decision brings the number of active gas chambers in the state to only five. The HSUS is committed to not only helping individual shelters like Cushing transition to humane euthanasia through grants and other assistance, but urges Oklahomans to support the passage of legislation introduced by Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, and Rep. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester, which will abolish gas chambers from the state entirely.

Media Contact: Cheylin Parker; 301-258-1505, cparker@humanesociety.org

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