Giving pets as presents during the holidays is an ongoing debate among animal welfare organizations. Unlike with other holiday presents, owners cannot just pop in a fresh battery or put the pet away in the closet after the novelty wears off. If you are thinking about putting a new pet under the tree this holiday season, here are a few things the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) would like you to consider.
“Pets are living, breathing creatures and they can live sixteen, seventeen – or more -years,” said Nancy Hill, Regional Director of SCRAPS. “If you are going to [...]
No one wants an icicle for a pet – they’re simply not that cuddly. If your pet spends most of the time in the backyard, please change your routine and keep them indoors during the freezing months.
1. Bare naked truth
If you must keep your pet outdoors consider this: your pet’s fur coat isn’t enough protection for your pet during winter. Be a pal and provide your dog with a a warm, dry, and draft-free shelter outside. SCRAPS has free dog houses available. They also accept gently used dog houses.
2. No more frozen dinners
Because it takes more energy to stay warm [...]
The Happy Howl-i-day Party is the annual SCRAPS Open House on December 13th from 1 – 3 p.m. at the regional facility at 6815 E. Trent in the Spokane Valley. We invite everyone down to the shelter for some cookies, cocoa and a tour of the kennels and cages. We will also have information about making treats for your pets, safety information for the holidays and special gift bags for your pets.
This year, SCRAPS has also partnered with “Clothes for the Cause” a fundraising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash. Clothing and textiles are accepted at SCRAPS throughout [...]