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$1,000 reward offered in animal shelter break-in

HAYTI, MO (KAIT) – A Region 8 animal shelter, already strapped for cash, is digging deep into their pockets to offer a $1,000 reward to find the burglars who broke into their office during the holiday weekend.

Sometime during the Independence Day holiday, crooks stole several items, including a computer and a camera, from the Caruthersville Humane Society-Pemiscot County Animal Welfare Society (CHS-PAWS) office in Hayti.

Employees discovered the break-in Monday morning when they returned to work.

Erma Page, manager of CHS-PAWS, said the animals were first thing they checked.

“Our major concern was the welfare of the animals,” she said.

After making sure the dogs and cats were all safe, Page called police.

The shelter is hoping a $1,000 reward will help investigators find the culprits.

“We are on a main street and there are houses around,” Page said. “We are hoping someone saw something.”

Anyone with information on the burglary should call the Hayti Police Department at (573) 359-1259 or the shelter at (573) 359-0113.

Page said the thefts puts the small non-profit, no-kill shelter in a bind.

“We are working on tightening security and we need to replace the items stolen,” she said.


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