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SCRAPS Executes Search Warrant Where 64 Animals Live

SPOKANE, Wash. - On Friday Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service executed a search warrant at 42505 North Bruce in rural north Spokane County. SCRAPS responded to complaints regarding the condition of approximately 64 animals including horses, llamas, cows, sheep, goats and dogs. SCRAPS Animal Protection Officers have responded to complaints of alleged animal cruelty and are continuing their investigation on-site today.

SCRAPS plans to be at this location for most of the day and any large animals seized will be taken to an emergency shelter set up at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. SCRAPS is being assisted by volunteers from the American Humane Association and volunteers from HEART (Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team) based here in Spokane. 

SCRAPS Animal Protection Officers will be investigating to determine if there are any violations of the Revised Code of Washington particularly pertaining to animal cruelty in the first degree which is a class C felony carrying a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and $10,000 fine, animal cruelty in the second degree which is a misdemeanor and carries up to a penalty of up to $1,000 or ninety days in jail, and confinement in an unsafe manner.

SCRAPS is asking for donations from the public to assist with this large seizure to help with the necessary veterinary care, feed and shelter.  If you would like to donate, you can send a donation to SCRAPS at 2521 N. Flora Road, Spokane Valley, WA  99216, or donate on-line at www.spokanecounty.org/scraps. This investigation is on-going.

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