December 1, 2023

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Former staff, volunteers claim Spokane animal shelter needlessly euthanized dogs | Freeaccess

Former employees and volunteers at the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service are accusing the organization of negligence in its care for animals, unethical behavior by leadership and unnecessary euthanization in violation of SCRAPS’ no-kill policy and government contracts.

SCRAPS leadership has denied any wrongdoing, arguing that the animals the shelter has slated for euthanasia were suffering from severe medical conditions, were aggressive or both and were beyond help β€” either by the organization or the wider community. Officials say they do whatever they can with the resources available to avoid euthanasia.

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