Third break-in at Mo. animal shelter leads to reward offering

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 | 10:20 a.m. CDT; updated 7:22 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 24, 2013

SPRINGFIELD — The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for three break-ins at the Springfield shelter in six months.

The agency says the most recent break-in was Monday, when a man threw a rock through a window and tried to get into the safe.

Surveillance cameras installed after the first two burglaries show the man getting into the safe, but it was empty. He escaped with $2.50 from donation cans in the lobby.

Director Darin Landrum says it's heartbreaking and disgusting to have "a weak individual" steal from homeless dogs and cats.

KYTV-TV reports a supporter of the organization has offered the $1,000 reward for information in the case.

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