Treat dogs humanely

Reader Input
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Thank you so much for printing the letter regarding the use of gas chambers for our shelter animals (“Inhumane pet euthanasia,” Reader Input, July 15).
Dogs are sensitive creatures. They can detect bombs, drugs, cancer, seizures and lost people. They lead the blind, help the disabled, and will take a bullet for our police officers.
They give their lives so that we can learn more about diseases and find cures. They provide companionship and emotional support for hundreds of thousands of people.
Someone that rapes and murders a child would, at worst, likely receive a peaceful lethal injection in most states. Dogs may not be “human”, but they deserve to be treated in a manner that is “humane.”
Stephanie Fouchy, Auburn