Building a more humane community, protecting public safety and ensuring animal welfare thorough compassionate, responsive, professional enforcement of laws and public policy.
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) was first conceived as the Spokane County Dog Control back in 1923 when records show the first dog licenses being sold. During this early history of SCRAPS our job consisted of answering complaints by residents about dogs running at large. We didn’t have animal protection officers; we had “dog catchers.” We didn’t have a shelter; we had a “pound” for impounded dogs. Our pound was small, and from the start, over-crowded.
The SCRAPS shelter was built in 1976 and remodeled to its current size in 1996.
In January of 2014, we became the only animal protection agency for Spokane County and the cities of Spokane, Fairfield, Deer Park, Spokane Valley, Medical Lake, Millwood, Liberty Lake and Cheney.
Look for us in our new location on 6815 E. Trent in May!