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SCRAPS takes in record number of animals

SPOKANE, Wash. - A record amount of animals have been taken in by the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service in September. As of September 28, SCRAPS has taken in 1,112 animals this month. 61 of those were impounded in just one day.

In August, SCRAPS took in 993 animals and in July it was 881.

“September is always a very high intake month for us, but this year it is off the charts.”, said Nancy Hill, Executive Director of SCRAPS. “Most of these animals are cats without identification.” Only 3% of cats brought into SCRAPS are redeemed by their owner compared to 64% of dogs.

Because of the large intake of animals, SCRAPS is having an adoption special. From Thursday through Saturday, all cats are available for $20, which is half their normal adoption price.

The last time SCRAPS took in over 1,100 animals was in September 2014.

“People need to know that by adopting at SCRAPS, you aren’t just helping the cat you are taking home, you are also making room for another cat to enter the shelter, “ said Nancy Hill.   In addition, adoptions at SCRAPS help pay for spay/neuter services designed to end overpopulation here in Spokane County.