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Last Of Rescued Horses Find New Homes

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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
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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. 

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