We believe that euthanasia is sometimes unavoidable and is, under certain circumstances, an important service that is offered to animals.
Euthanasia is the humane means of ending the suffering of an animal with an untreatable disease or one that is in physical distress.
It is also used for animals who have severe behavioral problems that cannot be rehabilitated, including aggression since these animals cannot be adopted into a home because they pose a threat to the health and safety of people and other animals.
We recommend for use only those methods that cause a rapid loss of consciousness and that cause minimal pain, distress, and suffering in the animal.
PAWS opposes any euthanasia methods or techniques that do not meet these humane principles.
PAWS opposes “tambucho” gassing and electrocution as methods of euthanasia.
World Society for the Protection of Animals
Methods of Euthanasia for Dogs and Cats: Comparison and Recommendations
Scientific research and findings cited on the use of carbon monoxide