North Carolina’s Underwhelming Response

Wow! I’m underwhelmed with the responses from the e-mail I sent to the 3 representatives of North Carolina government. Here is what I wrote:


I received an e-mail with a video about the gassing of homeless pets in death tubes in North Carolina. In a day and age when the more humane way of euthanizing through an injection while the dog is being held as it goes to sleep, muzzled or not, is available, why use such a barbaric method for putting these animals to sleep?

I’m doing my best to spread the word that N.C. is still using this frightening method of euthanasia, and am boycotting anything North Carolinian until the governor initiates state legislation banning gassing and this practice is stopped in favor of what the civilized parts of this great nation is doing, injection as mentioned above.

When I hear anyone mention North Carolina, I will let them know how little that state thinks of God’s creatures to put them through such a horrific death. This is appalling.

Helen Verte
Florida, USA

The two that responded wrote the following:
1. On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 5:37 PM, <> wrote:
Please change my email address from to

2. On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 10:03 AM, <> wrote:
Thank you for contacting the office of Governor. We appreciate hearing from you. Your e-mail will be directed to the appropriate individual for a response.

3.  No response from Steve Troxler.


About Helen

I'm a Southern California living in South Florida. I've been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I'm a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don't understand. So I'm an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.
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