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Pet store break in. When they are caught they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.
Animals killed during pet store break-in
11:06 AM PDT on Sunday, October 8, 2006
By LINDA BRILL / KING 5 News
SEATTLE - Thieves broke into an animal shelter and pet shop in northeast Seattle, killing several small animals and opening cages.
The thieves hacked through the front door of Animal Talk pet store and shelter in the Roosevelt neighborhood sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning. Volunteers arrived to find animals scattered everywhere and several dead animals on the floor.
The 44 cats fought each other and hunted the smaller animals.
Some animals suffered an even crueler fate.
"Some of the animals were obviously stepped on intentionally, they were flat as pancakes," said shelter owner Missy Young.
They took all the reptiles, including an iguana, and some merchandise.
Staff and volunteers recovered all of the cats that were let loose and are setting traps for the smaller animals. Many of the cats were injured and will need vet care.
"If you want to take something take it..but you do not have to harm the animals in the process. that is totally malicious," said Young.
Damage is estimated in the thousands of dollars.
"This is an afront to the neighborhood," said volunteer Gaye Davies. "Animal talk has been a mecca for people with questions, people with lost animals."
Young warns that the stolen iguana is mean and he bites.
Police have no suspects.
How you can help
Send donations to: Animal Talk Rescue C/O Animal Talk, 6514 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Or visit the Animal Talk Web site at http://www.animaltalkrescue.org/index2.html