On Wednesday, a Medina County, Ohio, resident phoned the director of the local SPCA and made a generous monetary offer if the old gas chamber, used to kill thousands of cats and dogs, would be destroyed rather than auctioned off, reported Cleveland.com.
According to Stephanie Moore, director of the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the individual offered $10,000 for the destruction of the antiquated, now unused gas chamber.
Though Medina County Commissioners had unanimously agreed to auction the 20-year-old death chamber off, there are many residents who fear that the deadly device could fall into the wrong hands.
County Administrator Chris Jakab stated:
it is law that county property of value be sold and the funds given back to the dog shelter. He further stated that the gas chamber still works and has residual value,"
On Tuesday, Jakab stated:
It is anticipated that the item will be posted on govdeals.com next week,
The county makes all surplus items with residual monetary value available via Internet auction."
Following the generous offer from the anonymous donor, there is hope that the county commissioners will reconsider their previous decision.
If the gas chamber is destroyed and made into scrap metal, the anonymous donor wants the $10,000 to be utilized for the care of cats who are at the SPCA.
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