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Reward For Kitten Stolen From Humane Society

Riley's mom Stacie works and volunteers at the Beatrice Humane Society in Beatrice, NE. On Monday someone broke into the shelter and stole money and...

Horst Hoefinger  |  May 14th 2009


Riley’s mom Stacie works and volunteers at the Beatrice Humane Society in Beatrice, NE. On Monday someone broke into the shelter and stole money and a kitten. A $100 reward is being offered for the kitten’s safe return.

Sometime between 7:30 p.m. and midnight on Monday, unknown suspects broke into the back door of the Beatrice Humane Society animal shelter, taking an undisclosed amount of cash and a kitten, Beatrice Police Captain Gerald Lamkin said. The kitten is described as a male, black and white tuxedo, white paws and a white mustache.

It was wearing an orange paper collar.

Beatrice Humane Society officials are offering a $100 reward for the safe return of the kitten, Beatrice Humane Society executive director Gina Grone said.

“We care about the animals at the shelter and their overall welfare,” Grone said. “Our biggest interest is making sure this kitten is OK.

All the workers and volunteers in the shelter are good people who try and make due with the tight budget and overwhelming amount of animals in need. I don’t think one can go much lower than breaking into a shelter and stealing money that goes towards saving animals, and then taking a helpless kitten on top of that.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Tina Vath at the Beatrice Police Department at (402) 223-4080 or Gage County Crime Stoppers at (402) 228-4343.

If you would like to make a much needed donation to help replace some of the stolen funds go to the Beatrice Humane Society website.

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