JAMESTOWN - A burglary at the Second Chances Thrift Store on Fairmount Avenue has deprived the Humane Society of a full day's worth of cash.
According to the Ellicott Police Department, the burglary occurred sometime after close of business Friday and the reopening of business Saturday morning.
It is alleged that the back door to the store was forcibly opened when the cash was stolen.
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Pictured is the Second Chances Thrift Store on Fairmount Avenue
"It really does hurt," said Jeff Lubi, Humane Society executive director. "We rely on fundraising (from the thrift store) ... we do what we do because of the generosity of the community."
The Humane Society also addressed the bad timing of the incident, indicating that money and resources are especially tight during the winter months because of hundreds of animals needing shelter from the cold.
"This is a devastating loss for us," said Edwin Rodriguez Jr., Humane Society director of community relations. "We're asking the community to assist us to help spread the word in hopes that someone with information will come forward."
An investigation into the burglary is currently ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ellicott Police Department at 665-7083.