As you can see, Starla (available for adoption!) is very sad to hear of the recent news at Animal Haven.
The main shelter at 9800 W. 67th St. and its Lost Pet Center across the street at 9827 W. 67th St. were both targeted and burglarized early this week. The thieves shattered the glass door and broke the lock. Administrators said the damage could run into thousands of dollars. Workers said funds that would normally go toward the care of animals may have to go toward fixing the damage or replacing stolen property. "Especially in these economic times when we're scraping for donations and trying to take care of the 4,000 pets that we care for every year, and it's unfortunate that this type of thing happens," Animal Haven's Teresa Johnson told KMBC's Maria Antonia.
The only good part of the story is that no animals were released by the intruders and no animals were harmed at either of the two sites. "It's very hard to understand how someone could target a facility that takes care of pets as a place to steal from. It's very disappointing," Johnson said.
Animal Haven is looking for volunteers and donations to help repair the damage. "We have doors, we have locks, door handles, damage to some of the walls, and floors that we'll need to take care of and will cost several thousand dollars at a minimum," Johnson said.
Consider making a tax dedutible donation online by clicking here. You can also call 913-944-4193. Your donation will go to help the over 4,000 homeless pets that Animal Haven shelters, feeds, and loves each year. In tough economic times, as the number of our pet residents rise, your support is more important than ever. No donation is too small!
Vendors to Thank
A BIG thank you to Sante Fe Glass who is donating and replacing the broken glass door at Animal Haven, due to the recent burglary. So happy to see people are opening their hearts. If you need glass, use Sante Fe Glass! http://www.santafeglass.net/
Johnny Dare and 98.9 The Rock helped bring in donations by broadcasting the news on their radio show!