SPOKANE – As the new year begins, so does the City of Spokane’s new, 20-year contract with Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS).
For SCRAPS, it’s meant doubling its staff to about 50 people while more-than-doubling its duties. SCRAPS also has a big move planned for its new role with a new facility inside a building that formerly housed a Harley-Davidson dealership on Trent. But the building likely won’t be ready for SCRAPS to move in until about May.
Until then, SCRAPS will operate out of its current facility at 2521 N. Flora Rd. SCRAPS director Nancy Hill said that has required some major re-arranging to make sure there is room for the new animal services.
“It’s been controlled chaos here at SCRAPS,” Hill said. “We’ve been repurposing areas, moving people around, getting ready for the surge of animals from the city of Spokane, so we have extra cages and we’re all ready to go.”
The move essentially makes SCRAPS the regional headquarters for all missing pets. In addition to serving Spokane and Spokane Valley, it will be the go-to animal service source for Deer Park, Fairfield and Medical Lake.
To contact SCRAPS for lost and found animal services, pet licensing or adoption questions, call (509) 477-2532.