Humane Society of Noble County looking for answers after someone steals cans

When the trailer at the Humane Society of Noble County is full of cans, it brings in an average of $200 for the shelter.

Posted: Mar. 10, 2019 3:33 PM
Updated: Mar. 11, 2019 8:46 AM

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Humane Society of Noble County works hard every day to provide food, shelter, and medical care to animals who are waiting on their forever homes.

Part of that work is collecting cans to recycle, but they have reason to believe someone is stealing those cans. 

When the trailer is full, it brings in an average of $200 for the shelter. 

"We take them, we recycle them, and we use the money to help support the shelter. We have a lot of people that bring a lot of cans to us. We usually have to have it emptied maybe once or twice a month, we get that many cans," said Julie Handshoe, a caregiver at the shelter, who also monitors the cans in the trailer. 

The trailer is normally unlocked to allow people to donate freely, but within the last couple months, Handshoe said some bags have gone missing. 

She wants to know: Who would steal from the animal shelter? 

"I just wish they would stop, because they don't realize how much money they're taking from us, and we're a non-profit organization. We rely on every donation we can get," she said. 

Handshoe said whoever is stealing from them, is actually stealing from the animals who count on that money. She said if it's pet supplies they need, all they had to do was ask. 

"We can help them out and give them a bag if that's what they need." 

Now, the trailer is padlocked, and the shelter is looking into surveillance cameras that will reach out to the parking lot. 

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