This cat was left at the SCRAPS after hours drop off sometime between 5:30 pm, Mon., Dec. 20, and 7:30 am Tuesday Dec. 21, 2010 with no paper work. So far 1,969 cats and dogs have been left at the receiving room, with 886 undocumented. SR photo/J. Bart Rayniak
Despite the short holiday week we've managed to put together yet another informative Valley Voice for Thursday. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) will be losing its after hours drop off room, the only one in the region, sometime in January. The intent was to allow people a place to bring strays found on the street, but people have been using it to drop off animals found in other counties and pets who are no longer wanted.
There will be a preview of the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce awards gala in January, where former Spokane Valley city councilman Dick Denenny will receive the 2010 Harry E. Nelson Citizen of the Year award. A Liberty Lake pet boutique recently opened after its owners took advantage of the classes and mentoring offered by SCORE, a non-profit that assists local businesses.