Not my own story today, but a moving one from news. It’s so full of hope that I decided to share and repost it despite its main subject being animal euthanasia. After shelters catch or are given unwanted cats and dogs, there is a short period of time in which these unlucky creatures are given a chance to find their way out. When that doesn’t happen, shelters kill the doomed ones for the lack of space.
In the U.S. it is the individual states that are responsible for their animal control laws and policies. Most states use lethal injection to ease pain and suffering of the victims, but in some states, primarily in the South, it is gas chambers that are used to asphyxiate to death. There is a big push to outlaw those since they are considered highly inhumane (think Auschwitz), but changing the system takes money and not all states are willing to invest. The story I am reposting below if from the state of Ohio. A puppy, after being injected twice to ensure certain demise was found alive the following morning. Many kinds of miracles in one. Read on: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110303/ap_on_re_us/us_euthanized_dog_survives