Donations pour in for ransacked animal shelter after overnight break-in
NEW ROADS - Hours after WBRZ first reported that the Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter lost most of its supplies in a burglary Monday night, the facility has raised more than $14,000 in online donations. By Wednesday afternoon, that number grew to $17,000.
Staff at the Pointe Coupee Animal Shelter confirmed Tuesday morning that all of its medical supplies, including vaccinations, syringes and antibiotics, were cleaned out in a late night break-in. Other necessities like dog food and soap were also stolen.
The shelter made a plea on Facebook Tuesday for the supplies so that it could continue operating. As of Tuesday afternoon, the shelter's Facebook page has crossed the $10,000 mark, and even more supplies are being delivered to their doorstep.
"It feels so good to have people who love animals as much as I do..." said Carol Vincent, the shelter's director. "We have people all over the state, people out of state who are trying to help us."
The shelter tells WBRZ they plan on using some of funds that have been raised to install security cameras.
Anyone interested in contributing can make a donation on the shelter's Facebook page by clicking HERE. Below is a list of supplies the shelter is looking to restock.
-Anti-diarrhea and allergy medication
-dog food (specifically Retriever mini chunk, which can be ordered from Tractor Supply in New Roads)
Camp Bow Wow in Baton Rouge will be loading up a truck with supplies to be delivered to the shelter early next week. For more information check out their website here, or give them a call at (225) 810-3647.
Anyone looking to contact the shelter directly can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 718-1114.
The sheriff's office confirmed it is investigating the incident but said there are no leads at this time.