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Animal Aid of Tulsa hit with theft

Posted at 6:25 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 19:55:48-04

TULSA, Okla — The Animal Aid Thrift Store in Tulsa has been dealing with thieves stealing donations from the store's front porch.

The owners tell us this type of thing happens everyday, people are able to leave donations but some aren't making it inside.

Courtney Goff, the Fundraising Coordinator for Animal Aid of Tulsa, tells us, It's really sad because we're trying to help animals. That's what we use every single penny for. So, it's really disheartening."

Animal Aid of Tulsa is a private animal welfare organization dedicated to saving injured dogs and cats in Tulsa, and this store is how the organization keeps running.

Goff tells us they have had cameras installed in the past but the thieves either break or steal those as well.

The organization says they have had a theft problem for multiple years.

Police reports have been made and they are on the department's daily patrol, but Animal Aid of Tulsa wants to install an electronic doorbell with a camera to help.

Goff says, "You're stealing from a nonprofit. Every single penny goes to animals. To just take from the helpless already...please stop. I would just beg them to stop."

Anyone interested in helping Animal Aid of Tulsa with the security upgrade can stop by the store or their Facebook page.

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