WEST VALLEY CITY -- West Valley City officials say they still plan to use their animal shelter's gas chamber despite calls to replace it with lethal injection after a cat survived being gassed twice.
Animal shelter volunteers spoke at a West Valley City Council meeting Tuesday urging officials to shut off the two-year-old carbon monoxide chamber and switch entirely to shots, which they say are cheaper and more humane.
West Valley City Manager Wayne Pyle says the issue has come up before, and city leaders didn't hear new arguments that might change their minds.
Pyle said the cost of gassing materials is half that of the shots.
The issue resurfaced after a stray named Andrea survived two rounds of euthanasia in October. How she survived is still a mystery.
Andrea has since been adopted.