SPOKANE COUNTY--The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service has announced that one of the horses seized from a property in the West Plains on November 15 has died.
The horse, a five-month-old bay colt, is the only animal that died out of the 63 horses that were taken in November and the 26 horses that were taken in July from Janice Hickerson.
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The colt was found malnourished and orphaned. The mother of the horse was not found on Hickerson’s property.
SCRAPS said they can not adopt out the horses at this time because the horses are still part of a criminal investigation. Please visit Spokane County site to fill out an adoption application.
The public is not allowed to help with the horses at this time due to liability concerns according to SCRAPS. However, SCRAPS is currently in need of straw for bedding, hay bags, salt blocks, water buckets, grass or alfalfa hay, senior equine, grooming tools and monetary donations for hay, medical expenses and boarding.
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SCRAPS said a warrant for the arrest of Hickerson has been issued. She is being sought for various charges including animal cruelty and confinement in an unsafe manner. Please contact the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department if you have information regarding her whereabouts.