WOW! That is amazing. Makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad to think all the dogs that passed away in there, but so happy to hear about Grace. She had a will to live! What a touching story. Thank you for sharing it!
read the story, couldnt watch the video. i still have nightmares from the last video i watched showing dogs being gassed. they were screaming. it was horrible. i cant believe she survived. its awesome. but what she had to go through to get people to wake up to the horrors of gas chambers. its sad she had to be the example against such an inhumane form of euthanasia.
Dusty~ I watched a video of a few dogs being gassed a while back. I should have not watched it, it broke my heart and I was not the same person for quite a few days. It tore my heart out. I cant ever pull myself to watch another one. The saddest part is that they have no idea where they are going. For God sakes, they'll lick the person's hand putting them in!!!!! Doesn't that say something about what is so wrong about this??? Ugg.
I recently read a book about a dog (Basenji-mix), named Quentin, who survived a similar fate. The book's called "Miracle Dog" by Randy Grim. Very moving and I was glad to learn that my local pound uses lethal injections. Another highly recommended book is Ann Martin's "Food Pets Die For" about where the bodies of many of the animals euthanized in vet clinics and shelters around the US go.
One more thing to add is that lethal injections of sodium pentabarbital, although more humane, are becoming less potent because the drug does not denature during the rendering process. So the pet food our companions are eating contains trace amounts of it. The more, the longer, they eat the contaminated food, the more immunity they build. Its a nasty trend and the reason why you shouldn't buy store brand foods like Ol'Roy, which has been proven to contain traces of the lethal drug--most likely from dead dogs and cats the company uses to make their dog food. (See Ann Martin's book for more info.)
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