Seized, malnourished horses up for adoption in Spokane

Seized, malnourished horses up for adoption in Spokane

Seized, malnourished horses up for adoption in Spokane

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 3 at 10:50 AM

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Over one dozen horses were put up for adoption on Thursday that were nursed back to health through the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service or SCRAPS.

SCRAPS was awarded 23 horses that had been taken as part of a seizure in West Spokane County back in mid-July.  A search warrant had been executed in conjunction with an animal cruelty and neglect investigation.  SCRAPS Animal Protection Officers along with a veterinarian examined the animals on the property and identified the horses that were at risk. 

As of Thursday, 9 of the horses had been placed in homes through foster/rescue care and three had already been returned to their original owner.  The 14 remaining horses, which include foals, mares, and geldings, can now be adopted through SCRAPS.

Interested individuals should visit the SCRAPS website.  An adoption fee of $125 per horse will be required if selected. 

Criminal charges, which include 21 counts of Animal Cruelty in the First Degree and five counts of Transporting or Confining an Animal in an Unsafe Manner are still pending against the defendant,  Janice L. Long, 48.

Maximum sentence for a class C felony is 5 years confinement and/or a $10,000 fine.  Maximum sentence for a misdemeanor is 90 days confinement and/or a $1,000 fine.
 
 

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