The Whatcom Humane Society and Exitpoint Stallions Inc. spent nearly eight hours in Whatcom County Superior Court Thursday, June 17, arguing over who will take control of nine animals seized from an alleged bestiality farm in Sumas.
Judge Ira Uhrig heard the testimony of multiple witnesses but ran out of time before hearing closing arguments and making a final judgment. The civil case is set to continue Friday but may be delayed because of other cases in front of the judge.
The animals at the center of the dispute, two stallions and seven male dogs, were seized April 14 from a property on Reese Hill Road belonging to Douglas Spink. They have since remained in the protective custody of the Whatcom Humane Society.
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