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Animal Advocates Hope to Improve City Pound

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The carbon monoxide chamber at the St. Louis city pound.

By Matt Sepic, KWMU

St. Louis –

St. Louis' animal control center made headlines as far away as Sydney, Australia two weeks ago when a 30-pound basenji dog, now known as Quentin, survived the facility's gas chamber.

Quentin is now a cause celebre for animal rights advocates, who hope to replace the city's aging pound and make carbon monoxide euthanasia a rarity. KWMU's Matt Sepic reports.

For more information about the Animal House Fund, call (314) 983-1034, or visit poundpals.org.

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