February 4, 2016
Draper Animal Shelter Moving to Discontinue Use of Gas Chamber
DRAPER, Utah. - Draper City is moving to discontinue the use of a gas chamber for euthanasia at its Animal Shelter. The city has submitted an application to the Utah State Health Department to be able to administer an injection as an alternative method of euthanasia. However, the city will still utilize the gas chamber in rare cases of safety issues for officers when dealing with wild and vicious animals. It would be used on a case-by-case basis for these rare incidences.
Sundays Hunt, Director of the Humane Society, says: “We are pleased to see that Draper is taking an important step towards ending the use of its gas chamber. We look forward to the day when we can celebrate its closure, and the fact that no animal will have to suffer an inhumane death.”
The goal of Draper Animal Services is to provide Draper residents with professional and effective animal control. The city is dedicated to the protection of animal rights as well as the rights of animal owners and non-owners.
Information about Draper City’s Animal Services:
Dispatch call for services: 1,075
Number of walk-in customers served: 1,341
Number of dog licenses issued: 580
Contact Information: Maridene Alexander (801) 576-6527 or cell (801) 831-7224