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Thieves break-in and steal from Metro East animal shelter

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Thieves broke into Pound Pets, Inc in Granite City,  taking nearly $1,000. Credit: KMOV Thieves broke into Pound Pets, Inc in Granite City, taking nearly $1,000. Credit: KMOV
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

GRANITE CITY (KMOV.com) - Thieves broke into a Granite City animal shelter, stealing nearly $1,000 from the non-profit.

It happened at Pound Pets, Inc. Organizers tell News 4 thieves got inside and stole all of their funds. None of the animals were hurt, but they were a little shaken up amid all the commotion.

The incident has organizers panicked with money gone. They tell say vet bills for the non-kill shelter are between $5,000 and $6,000 a month.

"They were obviously out here, pulled down all all t-shirts, blankets on the floor they were looking for something. They were also in the back. I am not sure why they went in the back," says Deb Crisswell with Pound Pets, Inc. 

Crisswell says the shelter is always looking for volunteers, fosters and supplies, like blankets and other items for the animals.

If you would like to donate to Pound Pets, Inc., you can log on to  Paypal using the email address poundpetsinc@gmail.com or you can mail a donation to Pound Pets, Inc,  3477 Nameoki Rd #322, Granite City, IL, 62040

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