How many horses do you think are living within Clark County? Would you believe more than 30,000?
This generates a lot of casework for your Animal Protection and Control program as we are tasked with all potential or actual equine cruelty cases. Should you have a neighbor that appears to be struggling, or you drive by a pasture every day and are noticing a decline in a horse’s condition, please give us a call immediately. We are very successful at working with horse owners so they may return the horse back to good health while keeping the animal on their property. We also have great volunteers supporting our program for those cases that require a foster home.
We’d love to have you reach out to us and share your resources such as feed, shelter, horse care-related service, or a monetary contribution, all of which are tax-deductible.
Call our main line for all horse-related issues: 564.397.2488
Hay donations for horses in need
The county has resources to help avoid neglect of livestock this winter. Call us for more information at 564.397.2488.
View this video for information about the hay donation program. Contact Lori Harris at 360.798.3515 to donate or if you are in need of hay.
Protecting horses in Clark County
Clark County Animal Protection and Control works with partners, such as the Clark County Executive Horse Council, to ensure the health and safety of horses in our area.
Horse neglect rescue
On June 7th, 2016, Clark County Animal Protection & Control and volunteers with the Adopt-A-Horse program rescued five neglected horses. Then followed up on the horses 50 days later.
Grant sends Animal Control manager to equine investigation training
County Animal Protection and Control manager Paul Scarpelli attended equine cruelty investigation training this summer thanks to a grant from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The $1,975 grant from the national nonprofit covers all outstanding costs to attend the five-day training in Durango, CO. The county also received a $1,650 tuition scholarship from Code 3 Associates, which conducts the academic and hands-on training.
Code 3 is a nonprofit dedicated to providing professional animal disaster response and resources to communities and professional training to people and agencies involved in animal-related law enforcement and emergency response.
All four Animal Protection and Control officers and now the manager have attended Code 3’s basic training. They are certified to conduct all aspects of investigations into reports of horse neglect and cruelty.