Iron Horse Kennel Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Iron Horse Kennel Owner Charged With Animal Cruelty

Posted: Updated:

**From SCRAPS**

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - SCRAPS Animal Protection Officers charged Wilma L Turner, age 63, of Newman Lake, WA on Friday with three violations of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW):

  • RCW 16.52.207 (2) (a) Animal Cruelty in the Second Degree– Fails to provide the animal with necessary medical attention
  • RCW 16.52.310 (2) (V) (ii)  Dog Breeding – Required Conditions- Pens must be kept clean to prevent accumulation and disease hazards
  • RCW 16.52.310 (2)(d) Food and water receptacles must be regularly cleaned and sanitized.

Violations of these statues are gross misdemeanors which carries a maximum penalty of 365 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

SCRAPS Animal Protection Officers were investigating a complaint of a dehydrated and emaciated puppy that was purchased from Iron Horse Kennel in the Newman Lake area.   The puppy was diagnosed with giardia.  Their investigation lead them to an inspection of Iron Horse Kennel which is owned and operated by Turner.  During the inspection they discovered dogs being kept in unsanitary conditions.   Dogs at the commercial kennel were being kept in muddy kennel runs that were littered with feces and smelled strongly of urine.   Additionally, water buckets had scum, algae and contained dirty water.

Turner was also charged in July, 2010, when SCRAPS executed a search warrant at the Iron Horse Kennel.   During that warrant SCRAPS Animal Protection Officers seized 39 dogs.   At the time the search warrant was issued, Turner was charged with a number of violations of the Revised Code of Washington for animal cruelty, unsafe confinement, dog breeding conditions.   Turner is currently on probation for the 2010 violations.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • TIS' THE SEASON FOR AWESOME PICS: We Want Your Spring Photos!

    TIS' THE SEASON FOR AWESOME PICS: We Want Your Spring Photos!

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:17:18 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thank you so much for all of the Spring photos that you have sent us so far, keep them coming! Tis the season for beautiful images all over the Inland Northwest. You can send your photos to PIX@KHQ.com; or you can upload your images on our KHQ Facebook wall!>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Thank you so much for all of the Spring photos that you have sent us so far, keep them coming! Tis the season for beautiful images all over the Inland Northwest. You can send your photos to PIX@KHQ.com; or you can upload your images on our KHQ Facebook wall!>>
  • SPECIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS

    SPECIAL ELECTIONS RESULTS

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:02 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:02:05 GMT
    KHQ.COM- A special election was held on Tuesday with various items on the ballot, including library funding in Spokane Valley.>>
    KHQ.COM- A special election was held on Tuesday with various items on the ballot, including library funding in Spokane Valley. Voters approved a measure to create a library capital facilities district, but rejected a bond to pay for two libraries and renovate an existing library. The bond requires a 60% super majority to pass.>>
  • President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:55:41 GMT
    KHQ - Stay tuned to KHQ.COM for the arrival of President Barack Obama in Everett, WA on Air Force 1 around 12:30pm Tuesday. President Obama plans to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force 1 could arrive as early as 12:25 or as late as 12:50. >>>WATCH Right Here On Khq.com>>>>>
    KHQ.COM - The President has arrived in Washington State to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force touched down in Everett shortly after 12:30 today. Obama will tour the area of Oso and visit with families who loved ones were killed in the devastating mudslide.>>