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SCRAPS offering adoption special on cats

SCRAPS offering adoption special on cats

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) is bursting at the seams with cats! According to Shelter Operations Manager Mary Reynolds-Paullin, SCRAPS has been inundated with cats all summer and now the other local rescue groups are full.

“Our cat room is overflowing with beautiful, adoptable cats that desperately need loving homes,” Reynolds-Paullin said.

SCRAPS is offering a great cat adoption special starting on Friday, September 12th and Saturday, September 13th. Cat adoption fees will be waived and cats and kittens can be adopted for just the price of a license ($15).

SCRAPS also reminds the public that they have spay/neuter vouchers available for both cats and dogs. For the price of a pet license, SCRAPS will provide you with a ‘dollars off’ coupon to have your pet spayed or neutered.

Pizza 4 Pups at Monteray Cafe

Pizza 4 Pups at Monteray Cafe

The Monteray Cafe is teaming up with the Spokane Humane Society to present Pizza 4 Pups.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 20th, from 11:00 am to 2:00 am the Monteray Cafe will be donating 20 percent of all sales to the animals of the Spokane Humane Society.

You can also join team members from the Spokane Humane Society for Yappy Hour from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for food and drink specials, door prizes, SHS swag and a howling good time.

“Misty, Ray and the crew from the Monterey Cafe are sending a strong message to our community members that they care about the needy animals in Spokane,” said Dave Richardson, Executive Director. ”Our life saving work is made possible through the generosity of businesses like The Monterey Cafe and individuals who turn their care and concern into action. Make the Monterey Cafe your date night with a purpose and share your love with critters in need.”

Spokane Humane Society celebrates 117th birthday

Spokane Humane Society celebrates 117th birthday

The Spokane Humane Society is celebrating it's 117th birthday in top dog fashion this weekend!

Starting at 11 am and running until 2 pm, everyone who has adopted from the shelter in the past is welcome to bring them back for an alumni reunion. And if you haven't found your forever friend yet, this could be the place.

“Come have fun, come check it out, eat some cake and have a hot dog. And if you don't have a dog, you're still welcome. Maybe it's time for you to get one and become part of the alumni team,” said organizer Jenna Carroll.

The celebration also includes demos from local dog activity groups and a “Hope, Love and Muddy Paws,” photo contest.

Past and present staff, board members and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

There is no admission fee.

Spokane Humane Society cuts adoption fees for Freedom by the 4th

Spokane Humane Society cuts adoption fees for Freedom by the 4th

The Spokane Humane Society is cutting adoption fees as part of their Freedom by the 4th program. The goal is to adopt 50 of the shelter's cats and kittens into loving permanent homes by the end of Thursday.

“With the recent large number of unwanted animals being surrendered to the Spokane Humane society, we need the community's help to provide homes for these amazing Spokalicious animals,” said the Spokane Humane Society's Executive Director Dave Richardson. “The shelter is full.”

In order to help things along, the humane society is reducing kitten adoption fees by half, and waiving adoption fees entirely for all adult cats.

“We need individuals and families in the market for a new furry-faced family member to opt to adopt,” said Richardson.

SpokAnimal competes for $100,000 grant

SpokAnimal competes for $100,000 grant

A local animal shelter is in the running for a chance at $100,000 And they need your help.

SpokAnimal is taking part in the ASPCA Rachael Ray challenge. It's a three month long competition that encourages shelters to break their own records saving the lives of animals by finding permanent homes for them

"Our focus is saving lives and that's what this Rachael Ray theme is for us," SpokAnimal Executive Director Gail Mackie said. "Everyone is a life saver."

Mackie said that SpokAnimal was one of 50 shelters across the nation picked to take part. She said if they win, they'll use to the money to save more high-risk animals in the surrounding areas and adopt them out locally.

"We have been pulling animals since starting about last fall from other shelters," Mackie said. "We were in Colville, Idaho, Yakima, Quincy, Omak, we've been all over this week trying to save lives of animals that were at risk elsewhere."

Free adoptions at SCRAPS through June 8

Free adoptions at SCRAPS through June 8

Animals at SCRAPS will be free to a good home starting Thursday as the facility is getting ready to move to a bigger location and it wants to avoid transferring animals if it can.

The adoption fees for all animals at SCRAPS will be waived starting Thursday and will run through June 8. Adopters still have to pay for the pet license fee which varies depending on the animal. The license for cats and kittens is $15 and dogs and puppies are $25.

The adoption includes spay/neutering, vaccinations, micro chipping and an exam.

The goal is to move as many animals as they can into new homes rather than their new facility at the old Harley Davidson building on Trent. Shelter staff say right now they are overflowing with animals.

"Our capacity here is about 80 dogs and probably 80 to 90 cats and we're almost to capacity now. So we have a lot of animals for adoption and we'll continue to have for the next week to 10 days until we move," SCRAPS director Nancy Hill said.

Animals that are not adopted during the sale period will be transferred to the new facility, which is scheduled to open June 12.