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Northern B.C. SPCA branch's holiday donations targeted in weekend robbery

January 05, 2014 - 3:53 PM

QUESNEL, B.C. - An SPCA animal shelter in northern B.C. is starting the new year without its yearly round of holiday donations after a weekend robbery.

Colby O'Flynn, the manager of the SPCA branch in Quesnel, says the facility's animals were unaffected by the break-in, but the shelter is now out hundreds of dollars.

O'Flynn says a worker who arrived at the shelter on Sunday morning found the offices trashed, the till emptied and the facility's donation boxes gone.

O'Flynn says she hasn't yet been able to enter the shelter to determine precisely how much was taken, but she says it could be $1,000 or more.

She says the donations were destined to pay for veterinary procedures.

The shelter is asking for the public's help — both to find the perpetrator and to help replace some of the donation money that was stolen.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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