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SCRAPS to host open house June 15

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service will host an open house at its new shelter location, 6815 E. Trent Ave., at 10 a.m. June 15. Tours of the building, which will be remodeled to house a regional animal shelter, will be offered.

The open house will also feature vendor booths, entertainment, face painting, raffles and a “Do You Look Like Your Dog” contest. There will, of course, be animals there looking for new homes.

Anyone with a motorcycle is also invited to join the Mutts, Meows and Motorcycles ride from the Harley-Davidson dealership at 19011 E. Cataldo Ave. to the site of the new shelter, which used to house a Harley- Davidson dealership. The ride begins at 9 a.m. Participants can win prizes and are asked to collect pledges.

Also at the event, local children’s author Katie Youngren will have copies of her new book, “Itty Bitty School Bus Kitty Adopts a Kitty,” available for sale.

The fourth book in the series, the story revolves around Eve, a cat Youngren adopted that was found near the bus barn of the Freeman School District. In the new book, Eve visits SCRAPS and takes home a kitty of her own, learns about responsible pet ownership and encourages others to adopt a shelter pet.

Youngren will also sing “kitty ditties,” songs she has written from the book series.

For more information about the event, call SCRAPS at (509) 477-2532, or visit www.scrapshope