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Animals Seized From Elk Home Up For Adoption
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The menagerie of animals seized at a Elk home last week are being housed in an emergency animal shelter at Spokane County Fair and Expo Center while SCRAPS continues their investigation. A total of 95 animals from llamas to goats and turkeys are being treated by local veterinarians, some of them receiving treatment for worms, lice and malnutrition.

Many animals are already finding homes. Five horses were adopted yesterday by a Spokane County riding school.

The owner, who asked to have her school remain unnamed for privacy purposes, stopped by the fairgrounds on Wednesday afternoon to look at even more horses. She’s worked with SCRAPS in the past with horses. She hopes they’ll work out for English-style riding lessons and summer camps for kids.

Among the adult animals, there are some younger horses, a colt and filly who SCRAPS staff are gentling to be more comfortable with people through steady brushing.

In one stall, there’s a group of adult sheep with three lambs. One lamb was spotted nestling in the hay against the wall. That lamb was born Tuesday this week.

Some of the animals are all available for adoption including some turkeys at the SCRAPS headquarters. SCRAPS hopes to place them all in healthy homes where they’ll be cared for. If you’re interested, you’ll need to fill out an adoption application, call the shelter at (509) 477-2532 or visit them at 2521 N. Flora Road.

Donations are needed as well. They can be made online at their website and at their shelter during business hours. 

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