The stanchion holds the dog's head by the neck while the animal control officer jabs a syringe between the ribs and into the heart.  Witness have stated that the dogs are not always killed with the first shot, so they flop around until either another shot is given, they break their necks or they choke to death. The facilities who continue to use these medieval torture devices say that they are saving time and money because they don't have to buy tranquilizers, and only one person in needed to do the killing instead of two. The Porterville CA Recorder August 24, 1999.

Grand Jury alleges cruelty at Lindsay Animal Shelter

1999 Lindsay California