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UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018

SCRAPS regional director Nancy Hill to retire

During Nancy Hill’s career as an animal control officer and regional director of Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service, she has reunited pets with their owners, rescued a dog on …


Nancy Hill: A journey of love, learning – and four-legged friends

It has been an amazing 32-year journey with an incredible organization. Filled with wonderful memories, many challenges and a few tears. I was hired in February of 1986 as an …


Front & Center: Response to newspaper ad beginning of 31 years at animal control agency SCRAPS

SCRAPS Regional Director Nancy Hill discusses the right and wrong reasons to own a pet, retirement and how cuteness can trump common sense.


UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017

Amnesty program offered for SCRAPS pet licensing in May

Late fees for pet licensing will be waived in May to draw in more participants


Kitten killings prompt animal cruelty outcry as Spokane investigators chase leads

Investigators are trying to find a person responsible for killing kittens, including two cases where someone wrapped a USB computer cord around the necks of the cats. As the crimes …


Nancy Hill: Rescuing a bobcat from a freeway overpass is all in a day’s work

Nancy Hill, the longtime director of Spokane County’s animal control program, said one of the most exciting and fulfilling days in her long career was when she helped rescue a …


Todd Mielke reflects on problems, solutions as he leaves commission post

Todd Mielke was a bit confused the first time he was asked if he’d consider heading Greater Spokane Incorporated. Mielke said he was having lunch with the chamber’s former CEO …


Woman charged with filing false report about abandoned puppies

A woman is facing a criminal charge of filing a false police report after claiming to find a box of eight abandoned puppies in Corbin Park near Post Falls last …


Woman allegedly lied about finding abandoned puppies at Corbin Park

A woman is facing a criminal charge of filing a false police report after claiming to find a box of eight abandoned puppies in Corbin Park near Post Falls last …


SCRAPS proposes rezoning property to create dog run

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services wants to build a dog walking area behind its new location on Trent Avenue. To do that, the property must be rezoned from low-density …


Fairfield signs animal control contract with SCRAPS

Fairfield has become the first small Spokane County town to approve a contract with the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service as the organization launches a bid to become a …


As SCRAPS prepares to run city animal control, others pursue joint efforts

Matthew Copeland spent Halloween morning getting to know Omar, a 7-month-old Australian Kelpie puppy who lapped at Copeland’s hands and sniffed around the spacious pen at a north Spokane PetSmart …


Expanding SCRAPS adds 25 jobs

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service will add 25 jobs to prepare for its transition to animal control provider for the city, which starts next year. Next week, recruiters …


Ruling on Iron Horse Kennel license renewel expected next week

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service presented its case Wednesday before Spokane County Hearing Examiner Mike Demspey arguing against license renewal for Iron Horse Kennel in Newman Lake. The …


Spokane’s pet cause

Ever wondered what the most popular pet name is? Locally, it’s Buddy for dogs and Missy for cats.


Spokane opts for SCRAPS contract

After 30 years, SpokAnimal will no longer serve as the city of Spokane’s animal control agency. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a 20-year contract to join …


Animal control to embark regionally

Spokane Valley’s expected decision to keep partnering with Spokane County to perform its animal control work has made the creation of a single regional animal control agency almost certain starting …


Shelter needs room to run

As 2012 dawned at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter in Spokane Valley, about the only thing there was room for was animals. A two-week bargain basement sale …


SCRAPS almost out of cat food

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service needs help restocking its shelves.


Spokane County dog park wildly popular all year long

Two-year-old Dakota had a great time at the park recently, especially when he found a mud hole and rolled around in it. Dakota, a springer spaniel, comes to the Patricia …


Face Time: SCRAPS director talks about her agency’s mission

Nancy Hill has been the director of Spokane County’s animal control program since 1995, well before it adopted the name SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service). She would like …


City-owned warehouse seen as ideal for regional animal shelter

A regional task force believes it has found the perfect site for a new animal-control shelter if not a way to pay for it. Numerous questions remain unanswered, but Spokane …


SCRAPS seizes 123 animals from Idaho Road home

Animal control officers on Saturday raided the home of a convicted animal hoarder and seized an estimated 123 animals. The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service executed a search warrant …


SCRAPS seizes 123 animals from Idaho Road home

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service today executed a search warrant near the state line and seized 123 animals. Among the animals taken from the home at 6204 N. …


After-hours drop-off ending at SCRAPS

The Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service will soon lose its after-hours animal receiving room, but it was a lucky break for five animals one day last week that the …


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 …


Ledger reveals depth of dog tax violations

Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service director Nancy Hill estimates that only 41 percent of dog owners and a skimpy 15 percent of cat ow ners license their pets. This …


County recalculates building permits

Spokane County commissioners decided Tuesday evening to charge more for dog licenses and change the way building permit fees are calculated. No one objected. Almost no one was there.


47 dogs rescued from kennel near Deer Park

It may take Lightning, a Labradoodle with yellow fur matted by filth, weeks or even months to not shy away from people at the door of his kennel. Lightning is …


License fees for dogs may increase

Dog license fees may be increased to prevent service cuts in the Spokane County animal-control program. County commissioners informally endorsed a plan to increase fees to match those in Spokane.