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Kansas Down To Three Animal Euthanization Chambers

Kansas now has only three shelters that use gas chambers to euthanize animals after one shelter shut its chamber down earlier this month.

A few days after the Topeka Capital-Journal published a story about the ongoing practice in the state, the city of Eureka unplugged its chamber. The city's administrator says switching to a different way to euthanize animals had been the goal for quite a while.

Nationwide only about 50 shelters and pounds still use gas chambers. Of the three Kansas communities that still operate the chambers, one hasn't used its chamber since last year, one didn't respond to interview requests and the other is looking into alternatives only because it anticipates state law changes that would make it impractical to continue using its chamber.