SCRAPS investigating N. Spokane farm for animal cruelty

SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. --- Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) officers executed a search warrant at a small farm in North Spokane County after observing animals in unsafe conditions during a routine compliance check.

The owner of the farm, on the west 500 block of  Bridges Road, was previously convicted for transporting or confining animals in an unsafe manner. The owner is on a 12 month probation requiring regular monitoring.

SCRAPS officials said they found animals once again being housed in unsafe conditions on Wednesday, according to a release.

“SCRAPS Officers observed animals being kept in unsanitary conditions, with lack of appropriate shelter from the elements and having insufficient food/water,” wrote officials.

They are said they are now investigating for violations of second degree animal cruelty and transporting or confining animals in an unsafe manner.

Seized animals will be temporarily housed at the Spokane County Interstate Fair and Expo Center, and are currently not available for adoption.

The investigation is ongoing.

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KREM


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