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Crook steals dog, equipment from Humane Society

Crooks broke in through the wall of the shelter (WALB) Crooks broke in through the wall of the shelter (WALB)
Jody Yarbrough (WALB) Jody Yarbrough (WALB)

A south Georgia Humane Society needs your help, after someone broke into the shelter and stole a puppy.

The Worth county Sheriff's Office is continuing to search for the suspects involved, several days after the break-in.

Best Friends Executive Director Jody Yarbrough says he's completely humbled by the outpouring of love and support from the community, after the break-in.  Now they'll continue to need that support as they raise funds to purchase new surveillance cameras for the shelter.

Taped up, and back in business. The Best Friends Humane Society is still desperate for answers after crooks cut through this wall last Thursday night and stole a puppy and other equipment.

"You just can't replace that little puppy, who means so much to us, as all of our pets do," said Jody Yarbrough.

Four-month-old Ross was stolen from the shelter.  The brindle bulldog-mastiff mix puppy had only been there for about a week. "We can replace equipment.  We can get new computers and buy new supplies, but you can't replace Ross," Yarbrough said.

Yarbrough says the burglars ransacked the office, stealing medical supplies,  euthanasia,  sedatives,  and syringes. "If we can say anything to the person that came and took everything, they can keep everything as far as we're concerned, just bring Ross back."

And in an effort to prevent this tragedy from happening to any of their other animals, the Humane Society is beginning a campaign to raise funds for new surveillance cameras for the facility. And as the county helps to repair the building. Yarbrough says they won't let this incident keep them from their main goal.

"It's the animals that we're here for, and not let anybody take that away from them. So, it's really just to get back up and running and start providing back for the animals, which is what we're here for daily."

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