Dogs, Owners Rally at Capitol to Bring Awareness to Bill
Daniel 'the miracle beagle' is the inspiration behind the bill, which looks to ban gas chambers for pets. Video by fox47news.comvideo
Dogs and owners were at the State Capitol Thursday to bring awarness to a bill banning gas chambers for pets.
Daniel the 'miracle beagle' is the inspiration behind the bill. The dog was put in a chamber with dozens of other dogs at a shelter in Alabama - and survived.
His guardian believes the dog's positive attitude kept him alive.
"I've seen a lot of dogs in my day, because I'm an animal rescuer and trainer. He definitely has a personality in the top five percent. He's just amazing, and that can-do attitude, that positive attitude you're seein here today... I think it's contributed to his success and it's a great human lesson," said Jon Dwyer.
Four counties in Michigan use the gas chamber for pets -- Branch, Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren.
Under Senator Rick Jones' bill, shelters would be required to euthanize cats and dogs by injection.