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Last Of Rescued Horses Find New Homes

The ASPCA and SCRAPS say the horses seized from a property owned by Jan Hickerson on November 15th have made incredible progress The ASPCA and SCRAPS say the horses seized from a property owned by Jan Hickerson on November 15th have made incredible progress
SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -

The ASPCA announced on Friday that the neglected horses seized from a ranch on the West Plains back on November 15th and have made "incredible progress."

In a press release issued Friday morning, ASPCA spokeswoman Kelly Krause says the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will wrap up its operational support in Spokane on December 23rd. The ASPCA has been assisting SCRAPS with finding placement for the majority of the horses seized. 

Krause says forty-seven of the horses have been placed with adopters, foster families or rescue groups to be made available for adoption. Four of the horses will be taken to an equine rescue facility in Colorado on Saturday. Once those horses are transported, SCRAPS will shut down their operation at the Spokane County Fairgrounds and take the rest of the horses to a boarding facility. Krause says the ASPCA will continue to support SCRAPS with boarding costs and finding new homes for the remaining horses. 

63 horses were seized back on November 15th from the property of Jan Hickerson after showing serious signs of neglect. SCRAPS assumed custody of the horses after Hickerson failed to file a petition to get them back. Authorities have a warrant issued for Hickerson for First Degree Animal Cruelty and for Transporting or Confining Animals in an Unsafe Manner. Hickerson has not been seen since the seizure and her whereabouts remain unknown. If you know where she is, please call Crime Check at 456-2233. 

If you are interested in adopting a horse, or donating to SCRAPS, please call (509) 477-2532. 

 

 

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