DeRidder Animal Shelter vandalized over the weekend

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DERIDDER. La (BRPROUD) — Over this past weekend individuals broke into the Deridder animal shelter and damaged and destroyed supplies and equipment.

Besides breaking and entering the shelter, the suspects stole a computer and modem, removed all but one of the security cameras, trashed the facility, poured kerosine on the pet food, and let all the dogs out their kennels.

Fortunately, all the dogs remained close to the shelter, were unharmed, and were immediately picked up and placed in foster homes.

A portion of the proceeds from the GiveNOLA Day fundraising event, will be used to purchase and send a total of four new cat and dog traps, disinfectant, and vouchers to spay and neuter eight sheltered animals.

An additional $500.00 will be added to the reward fund for information that leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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