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Dalmation puppy in jeopardy of being euthanized by Rowan County gas chamber

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Linus is an adorable four-month-old male Dalmation mix who was sadly surrendered by his owner to the Rowan County Animal Shelter in Salisbury, N.C. And as cute as this young puppy is, on Jan. 2, 2014, Linus might very well be euthanized by one of the few animal shelters in the state which still uses gas chambers as their primary method to euthanize unwanted dogs and cats.

The Friends of Rowan County Animal Shelter are hoping friends, animal lovers, and advocates everywhere will help to find Linus a home before it is too late.

His adoption fee is only $70, and the money will go towards the pup being neutered and his rabies vaccination.

The American Humane Association states that euthanasia by the use of carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide is inhumane to animals and dangerous to humans. The organization considers euthanasia by injection (please refer to documented information) the only acceptable humane method to end a shelter animal's life. Unfortunately, millions of cats and dogs are still killed every year in animal shelters, and until the overpopulation of our four-legged friends can be controlled, the heartbreaking reality of death to healthy and loving pets will continue to bring tears to even the most stoic.

Let's help Linus find his "furrever" home by sharing his photo and information with your friends, family, and coworkers. Please refer to #58163 when calling the Rowan County Animal Shelter.

Follow this puppy's story on Facebook as volunteers try to help by clicking here.

Please read the information on adopting a dog carefully. You may also call (704)-216-7768.

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