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Thieves break into La Plata County Humane Society

Joshua Panas
Updated: February 13, 2020 10:08 PM
Created: February 13, 2020 10:07 PM

DURANGO CO- The La Plata County Humane Society was broken into Tuesday night. The front door was shattered and the cash register was destroyed. Donation money was also stolen. 

Surveillance cameras did not capture the break in. 

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“We are taking steps to beef up security, we had one camera that was malfunctioning, probably the most important one, were going to be replacing that,” said Chris Nelson, director of animal services. 

The staff checked on the animals and found that none of them were harmed or taken during the break in. The front door has since been replaced and the shelter has ordered a new cash register.

The humane society plans on getting better security for the building including cameras and security guards.

This was not the first incident in the area. The thrift store next door was broken into last December. 

The shelter has gotten donations from the community since the incident. 

“There's been a bunch of cash donations which we always need but in a time like this its great to get such wonderful support from our community to help us recover from this incident” says Nelson. 

The shelter plans on using this money on tighter security for the safety of the staff and the animals. 


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