SCRAPS is a progressive municipal animal shelter that not only performs contracted municipal animal protection services, but also offers many innovative programs to help people and pets. These innovative programs are funded by tax deductible donations made to SCRAPS.
Services and programs include:
SCRAPS law enforcement duties
SCRAPS is charged with enforcing Spokane County Code and the Revised Code of Washington as they pertain to animals. Six animal protection officers respond to complaints in unincorporated Spokane County, Cheney, Millwood, Liberty Lake, and Spokane Valley. These officers and the animal protection director hold a Special Deputy One commission with the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department limited to enforcing the animal laws and statues.
Officers are prepared to deal with a wide variety of animals and emergencies - officers provide:
- Rescue of sick, injured, or abandoned animals
- Investigation of dog/cat bites
- Control of vicious dogs/cats
- Pickup of dead dogs/cats
- Impoundments of stray dogs/cats
- Dogs/cats at large
- Dog/cat threats to person
- Dog/cat threats to domestic animals
- Investigations of animal cruelty or neglect complaints
- Issuance of citations for infractions and/or misdemeanors (including licensing)
- Nuisance complaints, barking
- Acting as expert witnesses in court cases
- Assisting other law enforcement agencies with animal related problems
- Assisting citizen initiated case with field investigations
- Educate citizens with regard to animal laws and humane treatment of animals
- Kennel licensing and inspection
- Dangerous dog registration and inspection
- Inherently dangerous mammal and reptile registration and inspection
Municipal vs. donation funded programs
SCRAPS contracts with municipal agencies to provide animal protection services. Many services and programs that SCRAPS offers are not funded through these contracts but through donations made to SCRAPS.
These programs include the SCRAPS animal behavior program. This program provides free dog training classes to the public, free behavior information and handouts, individual assessment of shelter animals, and education programs for the community. Donations support the staffing of two part-time dog trainers to assist with this program.
Donations also support emergency medical treatment of shelter animals. For example, if your pet was picked up after it was hit by a car, municipal contracts do not allow for medical care but donations do allow SCRAPS to provide emergency care for your pet.
SCRAPS completely depends upon donations to pay for pet food and supplies for the shelter.
Donations also support extra care for the animals including additional staff to care for the animals, interactive toys to keep the animals entertained, specially designed music to keep the animals calm, and other innovative programs.
Your donations to SCRAPS are tax-deductible. Thank you for helping us, help them.