Dog survived gas chamber, up for adoption in NJ

October 28, 2011 - 8:55 AM

ROCKAWAY, N.J. (AP) — A stray beagle mix that cheated death in an Alabama dog pound's gas chamber is up for adoption in New Jersey.

Volunteers began looking for a new home for "Daniel" after the dog walked out unscathed from the carbon monoxide administered by the Animal Control Department in Florence, Ala., on Oct. 3.

The Eleventh Hour Rescue group arranged to have the dog flown to New Jersey.

The dog is awaiting adoption at the nonprofit group's shelter in Rockaway.

Volunteer Roger Keyser told The Star-Ledger of Newark (http://bit.ly/v6VMjG) the dog "has got to have some destiny."

Alabama won't be able to use gas chambers to euthanize animals starting next year.

State lawmakers passed a bill over the summer, named in honor of another dog that survived a gassing.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger