SCRAPS enforces the Spokane County Code, the City of Spokane Municipal Code, and the Revised Code of Washington as they pertain to domestic animals. Our mission is building a more humane community, protecting public safety and ensuring animal welfare through the compassionate, responsive, and professional enforcement of laws and public policies.
Commissioned Animal Protection Officers respond to requests for service in unincorporated Spokane County, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Airway Heights, Deer Park, Fairfield, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Millwood, and Rockford.
Animal Protection Officers:
- Rescue sick, injured, abused, neglected, and abandoned animals
- Investigate reports of animal cruelty or neglect
- Return home (whenever possible) or impound stray animals
- Respond to reports of animals at large and threats to person or other animals
- Investigate animal bites, perform dangerous dog inspections, and assist with dangerous dog registrations
- Assist other law enforcement agencies with animal-related matters
- Issue citations for infractions and misdemeanors
- Testify as expert witnesses in court cases
- Educate community members regarding relevant laws and proper animal care
- Conduct kennel inspections and issue kennel licenses
- Perform inherently dangerous mammal and reptile inspections and registration
- Pick up deceased animals