Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has been swamped with three seizures of horses altogether amounting to 30 animals. All of the horses were neglected or abused and required much care and medical attention to restore them to good health.
The majority of the horses taken in the seizures scored low on the health scale that ranks them between 1 through 9. Many of them got the lowest rating of 1 since they had no muscle mass or body fat. They were in bad shape.
All of the horses have rebounded exceptionally well with good care and appropriate nourishment at SCRAPS. All but eight of the animals have been adopted by new families. Eight of the horses are still in need of finding new homes. They are healthy and ready to move on to other green pastures and barns. The horses range from fully-grown mares to a 7-month-old colt.
Of late, there seems to be a drastic increase of seizures. SCRAPS believes the poor condition of the horses is probably a result of financial struggles. A far worse problem is the animal cruelty. It is possible that the cruelty and abuse is increasingly getting reported. The public has become more informed and certainly more aware of animal cruelty. As a result, people are making phone calls that in the past were ignored.
Animal neglect, abuse and cruelty can be reported at any time and by anyone. The call can remain anonymous.
To view a horse for adoption, call SCRAPS at 509-477-2532.
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