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An Ohio rescue organization that provides dog food and supplies to shelters around the country was devastated when more than $20,000 in dog food and supplies were stolen from their warehouse.
All Dogs Come From Heaven Rescue‘s Outreach program, which provides food and supplies to homeless pet owners and underfunded and needy county pounds throughout Ohio and Kentucky, had collected over $20,000 in supplies including pet food, collars and leashes, flea and tick medication, beds, crates, and more in advance of heavy storms that will, without a doubt, impact nearby shelters and rescues.
But, just days before heavy rains are expected to fall and flood the area, the shelter suffered a devastating blow.
Two burglaries in as many weeks left the program heartbroken and, for the first time in 5 years, unable to help.
“When we came into the building, every unopened bag of food had been taken,”Owner Margaret Coplen told WPTV. “Every dog bed, every crate, every bit of flea and tick medication, leashes, collars — everything that was in new or retail condition.”
Still hoping to help shelters and rescues in need in the coming days and weeks, All Dogs Come From Heaven posted a desperate plea to Facebook:
The rescue believes they know who the thieves are and are giving them a short time to return the stolen donations, no questions asked. But that opportunity will not last forever.
In the meantime, the rescue is installing security cameras at their warehouse in hopes of preventing future thefts.
Their biggest concern, however, is providing assistance to needy shelters and rescues impacted by the oncoming storms and inevitable flooding. Anyone wishing to donate to their cause can send supplies through Chewy or Amazon to the Adoption Center located at 1894 Ohio Pike, Amelia, OH 45102.
And, anyone with information about the theft or the persons responsible should contact the rescue.