by Elisa Black-Taylor
Good morning readers. Today I’d like to tell you about a cat who was euthanized twice and survived.
A cat on death row at the West Valley City Animal Shelter in Utah has defied the odds, perhaps being the first on record to survive TWO gassings.
The Community Animal Welfare Society (CAWS) in West Valley stated the cat, named Andrea, was likely an abandoned pet.
Andrea, who is black with white paws, was placed in the gas chamber on Thursday along with other cats set to be murdered in the most barbaric method used for mass killing of helpless animals.
A shelter worker was surprised to open the gas chamber to find Andrea still alive, so he shut the door and ran the gas again. After the second gassing, it appeared Andrea was dead. She was then placed in a bag inside a freezer where animals are kept until their remains can be disposed of.
About 45 minutes later the shelter worker went to place a dog in the freezer and heard a cat meowing. She was removed and taken to an area vet for examination. Andrea was terrified, but thankfully hasn’t suffered any physical damage from her ordeal.
Here’s a FOX video on Andrea.
She has used up several of her nine lives, and as a reward will be put up for adoption at a no-kill shelter. CAWS hopes this miracle survival will call attention to the inhumane killing of cats still murdered in gas chambers across the country.
While City spokesman Aaron Crim refused to comment on the case, he did state that killing by gas chamber is “fast and humane.” (Don’t EVEN get me started on that statement!)
Both CAWS and West Valley City Animal Shelter agree the problem is caused by irresponsible pet ownership and failure to spay and neuter.
I truly hope this poor cat who was euthanized twice and survived will bring about an end to death by gas chamber and that she finds a loving forever home.
Although Andrea may not have any visible injuries, I feel she was surely traumatized from the experience.