The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has been overwhelmed with horse rescue operations over the past three months. Just recently SCRAPS completed another large rescue operation of desparate horses in dire need of help. In every case that SCRAPS has worked over the past three months, animal cruelty was involved.
Their most involved and largest case of animal cruelty occurred in July of this year. Back then, SCRAPS added another 26 horses to their head count in the barns and pastures. These animals came from one ranch in west Spokane.
The amazing people at SCRAPS have seen to the careful nourishment and rehabilitation of all the horses and have rehomed all but ten of the animals. They are seeking adoptive homes for these ten horses at this time. Most of these ten horses are young and will be easily trainable.
SCRAPS believes that the greater number of horse seizures stems from the fact that many of their owners are unable to take care of them. The problems is that people have also not asked for help with them and, thus, the animal cruelty cases develop over time and the horses suffer.
Nichole Montano, SCRAPS Field Operations Manager, says:
I think a lot of it is the economy, right now the cost of hay has grown, gone up significantly, people are struggling, they don’t have jobs and they have theses animals they need to find homes for.
Prospective adoptive homes can call SCRAPS at 509-477-2532 or visit their website.
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