I'm mentioning these dreadful facts in my comedy article about amazing animal survival because they're necessary information if you want to fully appreciate the story of Andrea the Highlander Cat, who not only went on Death Row and lived to tell about it, but she did that shit twice.
Salt Lake Tribune
"Bring it, bitches."
Andrea was a stray that ended up in a West Valley City animal shelter. After her 30 days were up and there was no adoption in sight, the shelter -- strapped for space -- was forced to put her on the euthanasia list. To this, Andrea had precisely one thing to say: "Meow." But that's only because she couldn't physically say, "Fuck that noise."
The first attempt to euthanize Andrea utterly failed to, uh, euthanize her. Not taking a hint, the staff stuck her right back in the chamber and gave her another doze of carbon monoxide. Figuring that must have been enough to take care of her, they then put her in a bag and stuck her in a freezer.
And then, when they peeked in some 45 minutes later, they found her exactly as alive as she had been before her first bout with the gas chamber.
With that same "go fuck yourself" look every time.