At a recent Animal Welfare Committee meeting, members unanimously agreed to dispose of the carbon monoxide chamber which was previously used to euthanize animals at the Altus Animal Control Center. The chamber was destroyed Friday at the Altus City Landfill.
According to committee member Tim Murphy, the committee was appointed by Mayor Jack Smiley. Other members include Assistant City Manager Matt Wojnowski, Council members Dwayne Martin, Perry Shelton and Chris Riffle, Animal Control Supervisor Krissy Mayhew and animal control center volunteer Brenda Mahan.
In November 2012, the Altus City Council voted to change the method by which animals are euthanized from carbon monoxide to the current injection method.
Dogs and cats can be adopted at the Altus Animal Control Center, 2200 Enterprise Dr, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. You can also see the current pets available for adoption at Animal Control online in www.altusok.gov/animals or www.swoan.org/altus.
Altus Animal Control Center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.