The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service rescued more than a dozen farm animals from a Greenacres property.
SCRAPS resource officers responded to a complaint Friday about the animals being left outside in the cold with no food or water, according to a news release. When officers arrived, they found dead and starving animals on the property.
Many of the living animals required immediate medical attention, and all were underweight. SCRAPS removed three goats, three ducks, seven chickens and three rabbits from the property, and took a dog in for veterinary assessment.
The property owner is cooperating with SCRAPS and released the animals into the shelter’s care, SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill said. Officers don’t know whether she’ll face animal cruelty charges.
All the animals have already been placed in homes, Hill said.