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GAS CHAMBER DOGS


If you think gas chambers for pets were banned long ago, think again.  Gassing in animal control shelters is alive and well in several states. Thankfully, many of these animals are rescued by groups and eventually transferred to loving homes. This page was created to help Nick of Time rescue the dogs at one particular gassing shelter located in rural GA. This shelter is among the worst of the worst, and has the least amount of rescues occurring.
 
     
     
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

 

DEAD DOGS WALKING


CLICK THE PHOTO BELOW TO VIEW THE CURRENT ANIMALS IN THE CLAYTON COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL GAS SHELTER.
CLICK DONATE TO HELP SAVE A LIFE.

YOU MAY SPECIFY THE DOGS YOU WOULD LIKE PULLED IN THE NOTES SECTION.  NICK OF TIME RESCUE WILL DO HER BEST TO HONOR YOUR REQUEST BUT WHEN SITUATIONS ARE BEYOND HER CONTROL ANOTHER DOG MAY
BE SUBSTITUTED.


CLAYTON ANIMAL
CONTROL

 

The following amounts are
needed to save each dog.

  • Amount needed  to pull- $65

  • Amount needed to vet- $70

  • $7 per day needed to feed and house until transferred to safety- suggested contribution - $70

  • Suggested transport help- $50

NOTE: All animals must be
vaccinated and spayed/neutered
before going to forever homes.
(Adoption contract coming)

 

 

GEORGIA GAS CHAMBER

 

 

   “If there’s no suffering, why do you  need a soundproof room?"
 
Carolyn Atchison

 
 
 

 

About Lee Caswell

 

Lee is a retired fire fighter who moved to GA from the northeast several years ago. In addition to saving the lives of dogs through Nick of Time Rescue, Lee is also legal guardian to two children from a previous friend. Lee is raising the children on her own, without support.

 

Read a Sample
Transport Bulletin- 
See how it works!

 
 
 

You don't have to adopt or foster a dog to save a life, all you have to do is sponsor a dog or a cat through a donation. Nick of Time Rescue (NTR) was set up specifically to pull dogs from Clayton County Animal Control. The director of  NTR does not get paid, she does this out of the goodness of her heart, driving hours at a time the save animals from this barbaric death. The animals are then boarded at her state licensed facility until they can be transported to  a no-kill shelter or a forever home in the northeast, where homeless pets are in welcomed due to strict local spay and neuter policies. The animals that pulled from Clayton Animal Control must be "vetted" (i.e. vaccinated, spayed-neutered) before they will be accepted into most no-kill shelters. 

Nick of Time Rescue works to save lives in the trenches, but is limited in what can be done without donations. We have the easy part, all it takes is a donation. We don't have to look into the sad eyes of the animal that is left behind because there is not enough money to pull him or her out.

Please note: Nick of Time Rescue is not yet a non-profit so you cannot deduct your donation. Becoming a non-profit is expensive and time consuming, and animals will die in the meantime. If you are interested in helping Nick of Time Rescue with obtaining non-profit status please e-mail Lee Caswell at dadoe52@hotmail.com
. My personal reward for helping (and one so much better than a tax deduction) was seeing the words "adopted" in green on the photo of the dogs that were saved.
                    Amanda (parent of 5 mutts and GCD creator)

 
 

 

 
 

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN'T HURT YOU
(but it kills them)

 

WHAT IS ANIMAL CONTROL?
 
Contrary to what some people believe, Animal Control (AC) shelters are not the same as humane societies or rescue organizations. AC is a necessary evil primarily designed to control stray pet populations in cities and towns. These shelters hold animals for a certain number of days before they are killed. People who surrender their pets are often under the mistaken belief that their pets will be held until they find a loving home with someone else. However, these pets are often the first to be euthanized, many times the very same day. In the US, 800 dogs and cats are destroyed by AC facilities every hour.

 

HOW BEST TO KILL

Euthanasia is defined as the act of inducing humane death. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) painless death to an animal should result in rapid unconsciousness followed by a loss of brain function. Many private and city animal shelters euthanize unwanted pets with sodium pentobarbital, a controlled substance. When the substance is injected into a dog or cat's vein, animals die in seconds, without pain or suffering.

Gas chambers are often used by shelters that do not have the funding or a veterinarian/trained personnel on staff to administer sodium pentobarbital. Gas chambers are also less expensive for the city so there is less motivation to change. Gas chambers are not humane. Click here to read "I put dogs in the gas chamber."

 
 

 

    HAPPY ENDINGS   

 
 

 

      Max, along with Lovey (below) are
      the inspiration behind this web page.
      By Jan.2008, Max had been in
      Clayton several weeks, avoiding the
      gas chamber three times because he
      was mistaken for another dog.
      Max is now safe with a family who
      loves him.

 

 

      Lovey lived a life of neglect and was
      so matted that you couldn't find her
      skin. She could not even defecate
      properly because it stuck to her
      rectum. Lovey also lost an eye and
      gas a crooked jaw to what may be
      an untreated injury. After she was
      rescued she was groomed and
      vetted. It took several hours over
      the course of two days to completely
      clean her up; she was so thin and
      weak that she couldn't stand the
      strain. Lovey turned out to be a
      terrier of some sort. She is old
      and frail, and now in a loving foster
      home. Instead of being gassed to
      death, she now has the chance at a
      life she so deserves - as a cherished
      member of someone's family.

 

 

      Caden is a little Chihuahua mix that
      was absolutely terrified in animal
      control. He was spared from gassing
      and now has a family who loves him.

 

 
      Hammer was a favorite of the
      prisoners who are in charge of caring
      for the dogs at Clayton Animal
      Control. He was getting his last taste
      of the outdoors before being
      placed into to the gas chamber when
      Nick of Time arrived. When the
      prisoners saw Lee they begged her
      to take Hammer as well as the other
      rescues she was saving that day.
      Hammer is now a treasured member
      of his very own family.
 
 
 

 

 

Bill being introduced in the GA House to BAN
the use of carbon monoxide gas chambers.


On January 11th, GA House Representative Stan Watson, with the help  of State Representative Stephanie Stuckey
Benfield, cut a new Bill that his office has just announced is completed and ready to be introduced.
It is a Georgia Animal Shelter "reform" Bill. This bill contains three IMPORTANT action items:

1. BAN THE GAS CHAMBER COMPLETELY;

2. Require training and certification for any non-veterinarians performing euthanasia by injection; and

3. Require public shelters (shelters operated by cities or counties and shelters contracting with cities or
counties) to report impound, adoption and euthanasia statistics on a monthly basis, and all shelters
(including rescue) to report these statistics annually.

The process will now begin for procuring supporters to sign the bill. A rally is also being planned by
Stephanie Benfield at the Capital. It is the largest effort thus far to eradicate the use of the gas chambers
in the state of GA and reposting this important news will bring the support they need to ensure it's passage.

This is something that will greatly impact all of us who have been advocates for saving the lives of
Georgia's animals who are forced to be killed in a completely and inhumane method.

Georgia is moving forward to end the suffering and needless death of innocent animals trapped in "shelters".
EVERY state and community needs to follow suit!

Please write a note of thanks to Rep. Stan Watson and Rebecca Guinn. Rebecca is a former practicing attorney
who now works with Best Friends. You can get more information about her on Best Friend's website http://bestfriends.org/aboutus/staffdepartments/biorguinn.cfm