Animal Rescue Underway In Northeast Spokane County - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: Animal Rescue Operation In Spokane County

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Spokane County Sheriff, Scraps and Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team (HEART) officials are on scene of a puppy mill investigation in rural Newman Lake. The dogs environment is being reviewed as well as their medical condition including sanitation and grooming.

Authorities say between 140 and 150 dogs are being checked out by three veterinarians. Approximately 90 adult dogs and 20-40 puppies were found when a warrant was issued this morning.

The Breeder, Wilma L Turner of Iron Horse Kennels breeds poodles of all sizes, labradoodles and other small breeds.

The Operation was last checked in November 2009, at that time they had 62 animals, that number has more than doubled in less than 8 months

The investigation comes after a report of animal neglect.

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