A beadle dog named Daniel is up for adoption after miraculously surviving a gas chamber. The animal should have been killed by the carbon monoxide in the chamber, administered by the Animal Control Department in Florence, Alabama. Instead, he walked out with his tail wagging.
There are various theories about how Daniel survived. One is that he was somehow able to keep his head his in the chamber to avoid the worst of the fumes. Another is that he might have been suffering from a cold that left him with shallow breathing.
Daniel is now in New Jersey, awaiting adoption. And there’s good news for the dogs of Alabama, because the use of gas chambers is being banned at the end of the year. There’s also bad news, because some other way of killing dogs will probably be devised before too long.