MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -- The public is being invited to help destroy a gas chamber used to kill hundreds of stray cats every year in one northeast Ohio county.
For a donation to the Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, people are invited to beat on the gas chamber with a sledge hammer in a parking lot later this month.
The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1iuCQJK) reports its use was discontinued amid public outcry and the objections of animal activists.
The county shelter in Medina, south of Cleveland, gave the chamber to the anti-cruelty group after an anonymous resident offered to donate $10,000 to the group's cat program if the chamber is destroyed.
County commissioners had earlier voted to sell the chamber in a public Internet auction.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com