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January 8, 2013

Your Pets: County ahead of new euthanasia law



“Most shelters are going with humane injections and very few practices are affected by this,” Dr. Cindy Maro of Ellwood Animal Hospital said of the new law.

Maro pointed out that euthanasia might be avoided if awareness were raised about spaying and neutering animals. Low-cost clinics are offered in the area several times a year.

During her 26 years of practice, she has become aware of a higher number of animals being neutered.

“Education is key and we realize some people face real financial difficulties,” she continued, adding Facebook and other social media outlets are instrumental in getting that information across.

In September 2010, the National Animal Control Association adopted a policy — “NACA considers lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital, administered by competent, trained personnel, to be the only method of choice utilized for humane euthanasia of animal shelter dogs and cats.”


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