Humane Society works to recover from vandalism, robbery

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Humane Society of Greater Savannah is working to improve its security structure after someone broke into one of its donation sheds over the weekend.

They call it an unfortunate situation, but they're glad all of their animals remained safe.

"It is very unfortunate to think someone would do this to our organization."

An employee happened up on the mess when she arrived at work on Sunday.

"Yesterday, you couldn't even make it into the door of that donation shed. Boxes were thrown everywhere. It looked like someone was looking for something specific," said Community Engagement Manager, Jordan Allen.

Allen says items donated from the community are stored in the sheds until they can be put on display at one of the Humane Society's thrift stores.

"Those thrift shops are the largest amount of revenue that we make every single month here at the Humane Society. One hundred percent of those proceeds go back to our pets," Allen said.

Monday, employees continued to clean up after the mess. The damage is expected to cost the Humane Society a couple grand.

Allen says the burglar broke windows and a door to gain access into the shed. She also says several items were taken, including a television used to rest DVDs and other electronics.

"Although no one was here at the time, it is a danger to our pets to know something happened to close," Allen said.

Allen says the Humane Society is working on improving its security measures. The staff is looking at ways to improve lighting near the sheds. They're also looking at adding a surveillance system to the area.

The Humane Society is asking for help as they work to replace the stolen items. Donations for the group can be accepted at their shelter, or online at

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