Gas chamber destroyed


Chamber used to euthanize animals now gone

by Michael Bush, - fbush@civitasmedia.com



A City of Altus Electric department employee is seen loading the machine into a City truck and a City of Altus Sanitation employee has destroyed the machine and is preparing it to be buried at the Cities landfill. Committee members present are from left, Police Chief Tim Murphy, Asst. City Manager Matt Wojnowski, Councilman Dwayne Martin, Brenda Mahan, and Animal Control Supervisor Krissy Mayhew. Not pictured is Councilman Chris Riffle.


At a recent Animal Welfare Committee meeting, members unanimously agreed to dispose of the carbon monoxide chamber which was previously used to euthanize animals at the Altus Animal Control Center. The chamber was destroyed Friday at the Altus City Landfill.

According to committee member Tim Murphy, the committee was appointed by Mayor Jack Smiley. Other members include Assistant City Manager Matt Wojnowski, Council members Dwayne Martin, Perry Shelton and Chris Riffle, Animal Control Supervisor Krissy Mayhew and animal control center volunteer Brenda Mahan.

In November 2012, the Altus City Council voted to change the method by which animals are euthanized from carbon monoxide to the current injection method.

Dogs and cats can be adopted at the Altus Animal Control Center, 2200 Enterprise Dr, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. You can also see the current pets available for adoption at Animal Control online in www.altusok.gov/animals or www.swoan.org/altus.

A City of Altus Electric department employee is seen loading the machine into a City truck and a City of Altus Sanitation employee has destroyed the machine and is preparing it to be buried at the Cities landfill. Committee members present are from left, Police Chief Tim Murphy, Asst. City Manager Matt Wojnowski, Councilman Dwayne Martin, Brenda Mahan, and Animal Control Supervisor Krissy Mayhew. Not pictured is Councilman Chris Riffle.
http://altustimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Destroyed.jpgA City of Altus Electric department employee is seen loading the machine into a City truck and a City of Altus Sanitation employee has destroyed the machine and is preparing it to be buried at the Cities landfill. Committee members present are from left, Police Chief Tim Murphy, Asst. City Manager Matt Wojnowski, Councilman Dwayne Martin, Brenda Mahan, and Animal Control Supervisor Krissy Mayhew. Not pictured is Councilman Chris Riffle.
Chamber used to euthanize animals now gone

by Michael Bush,

fbush@civitasmedia.com

Altus Animal Control Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Altus Animal Control Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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