Ohio bans gas chambers for euthanasia at shelters; toughens animal protection law

COLUMBUS — It is now illegal for animal shelters to use gas chambers to euthanize pets in Ohio.

>>Animal control agents remove over 30 dogs from Miami County home

The new rules went into effect this week and enhance Goddard’s law. The law classifies felony animal abuse crimes as acts of violence.

With this new law, offenders would have the charge on their record for a lifetime.

>>“The smell ... was horrible;” Neighbors react after more than 30 dogs rescued from Miami Co. home

Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 164 into law, effective April 3, ensuring that offenders will have a lifetime offense.

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