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Seized dogs, pups up for adoption

Sixty dogs from a Labradoodle breeding operation that was raided in July are now available for adoption.

Thirty-nine of the dogs were seized July 30 at Wilma L. Turner’s Ironhorse Ranch near Newman Lake, and some of those dogs subsequently gave birth to 21 puppies.

Turner, 61, faces charges of second-degree animal cruelty and running a breeding kennel with more than 50 dogs. She forfeited the animals Friday when she failed to meet a court-set deadline for posting a $45,000 bond.

They were under the care of the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, with help from the Spokane Humane Society, the Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team and foster homes.

SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill said the dogs include Labradoodles, poodles, terriers and other breeds. They will be available for $82.04 apiece, which includes spaying or neutering, microchip implantation, licensing and vaccination.

Hill said some of the dogs may need extra care, training, socialization or house-breaking because of their background.

Also, she warned, Labradoodles and poodles are prone to ear infections, and most of the seized dogs are allergic to dog foods that contain chicken or grain.

The SCRAPS shelter at 2521 N. Flora Road is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. every day except Sundays and Wednesdays.



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