Hi Helen here is the info off a petition that was posted it explains it better than I could. do remember though often these cats as it says are not sedated they are scared maybe feral and this vet is trying to "stick" the injection into a specific area needless to say this often leads to terrble distress and pain on the poor animal. as staed in my last message I am looking for a specific shelter..but I have got info already of a heart stick shelter ..so am looking at trying to contact 3 -4 but will need people to back it..just a email etc stating it's cruel etc...here I am rambling on here is the paragraph off the petition.
"*Intracardial injections, commonly referred to as "heart sticks," are considered inhumane and cruel when performed on animals that aren't anesthetized or comatose. Using the "heart stick" method is painful because the needle containing sodium pentobarbital - a schedule II controlled substance used to euthanize animals - passes through the chest wall and several layers of muscle before puncturing the heart. If the euthanasia substance isn't carefully and accurately administered, an animal's lungs could be punctured, causing them to fill with fluid, a painful way to die.
Intracardial injections are difficult to administer effectively on fully conscious animals because in the animal, the lungs and the heart are constantly moving, said Dr. Bonnie Beaver, a veterinarian and professor of veterinary medicine who is considered a euthanasia expert by the American Veterinary Medical Association."
am off to bed now will answer anything tomos g'night...xx
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Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Edited Wednesday, 11 April 2012