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Old 12-19-2009, 11:04 AM
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XX URGENT PITS NEED RESCUED.. will be killed with heartstick

I didn't know heartstick was still used.
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:15 PM
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Yes - there are groups of people trying to work to get these dogs out, change this, etc but there are just so many dogs, and no where for them to go. Very sad
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:50 PM
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I'm afraid to ask... but what's heartstick?
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:07 PM
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Basically a very inhumane way of euthanasia. Picture one of those vampire movies where a stake was driven into the vampires heart and you will get the idea although it is not exactly like that it is similar.

Former employees report heart stick horrors | PoconoRecord.com
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:21 PM
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Basically a very inhumane way of euthanasia. Picture one of those vampire movies where a stake was driven into the vampires heart and you will get the idea although it is not exactly like that it is similar.

Former employees report heart stick horrors | PoconoRecord.com
OMG.........and now I am crying I guess I don't get around as much as I thought because I've never heard of such a thing
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:45 PM
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Why would they do it like that?! I've never heard of that, that's sick. Are they injecting the same stuff as regular euthanasia? Why not just inject it in the blood stream?
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:56 AM
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That's just awful. I never heard of that before.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:58 AM
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i didn't think it was legal? i guess it depends state to state. or maybe it's just that i've always worked with ethical people.

there is occasionally good reason- we've done it on cats who were so debilitated, emaciated, and dehydrated that it wasn't possible to find a viable vein, but those cats were masked down to unconsciousness with gas anesthesia first. i've done it with my rats, but again, they're masked down first.

for healthy dogs? there is no good reason. if you can't hit a vein, you shouldn't be there. and that's not even touching the subject of whether these dogs should be pts.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:31 PM
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Why?? I heard its cheaper


horrible!
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i didn't think it was legal? i guess it depends state to state. or maybe it's just that i've always worked with ethical people.

there is occasionally good reason- we've done it on cats who were so debilitated, emaciated, and dehydrated that it wasn't possible to find a viable vein, but those cats were masked down to unconsciousness with gas anesthesia first. i've done it with my rats, but again, they're masked down first.

for healthy dogs? there is no good reason. if you can't hit a vein, you shouldn't be there. and that's not even touching the subject of whether these dogs should be pts.
Technically, it would be 'quicker', probably the method chosen by someone who does waaaaay too many and has lost all compassion. Sad all the way around.
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