SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service said it has had its third horse rescue operation in three months. In each case the horses were victims of animal cruelty.
The largest case happened in July of this year when the agency took 26 horses from a ranch in west Spokane.
SCRAPS said they are down to 10 horses that still need to be adopted. Many of the horses are young and easily trainable. They said the reason they are having to seize more horses than normal is because many people cannot afford to take care of them.
“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,” said SCRAPS Field Operations Manager, Nicole Montano.
Anyone interested in adopting a horse should call SCRAPS at 509-477-2532 or visit their website.