Thieves target Chilton County Humane Society

CHILTON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Someone has targeted the Chilton County Humane Society breaking in several times this year.

Katherine Reece, the society's president, describes the video an employee captured one morning.

"Our employee who opened up the door immediately noticed a trail of blood from the front door leading back to the cat room. And it was a lot of blood," Reece describes.

The gory sight continued throughout several rooms of the Chilton County Humane Society. She says in the other situations, doors have been left unlocked and medicines have been stolen.

"It's just very strange and our staff has now taken to coming in in the morning with a baseball bat in their hands and they're going around as a group checking all the rooms," Reece said.

The society has a surveillance system, but it's old. Someone cut the wires to one of the cameras. Another one captured a semi-clear picture of a suspect.

He was arrested, but the crimes keep happening.

"It's more heartbreaking. It makes me feel sad for the person who did it and for the Humane Society," says Rhonda Hooks.

She's an ardent supporter of the society and hopes the community will pitch in and help buy or donate a better camera system to catch whoever is responsible.

Reece says that would be a big help. "Because our current security is just not sufficient and we don't have the funding to buy the system we need. Just please help us."

If you'd like to donate to the Chilton County Humane Society, the address is: 139 Shade Tree Drive, Clanton, AL, 35045.

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