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County commissioners repealed their earlier decision to dispose of a Medina County Animal Shelter gas chamber by selling it at a government Internet auction, reports the Post Newspapers. Instead, the chamber will be dismantled and sold to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for $1.



SPCA Director Stephanie Moore told the Post that an anonymous person had donated $10,000 to make sure that the gas chamber was not sold at auction, in order to prevent another shelter from buying it and using it themselves.



The SPCA has made an agreement with county officials to dismantle the chamber, sell the pieces for scrap, and give the proceeds to the county.



The $10,000 anonymous donation will be put towards the SPCA’s efforts of caring for unwanted cats.



Several Medina County residents lobbied to stop having cats accepted at the Animal Shelter, since about half of the cats there end up being killed in the gas chamber after they cannot be placed in new homes. From now on, these cats will be sent directly to the SPCA.



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