Thieves hit animal rescue, steal cash from register

ENGLEWOOD – Shelby Davis didn't think anyone was capable of stealing from her non-profit, which helps rescue dogs from dangerous situations in other states. Now, she's lost a little bit of her faith in people.

Someone broke into the Soul Dog Rescue's thrift store early Thursday morning. The thief or thieves broke through a small window and pried open the register, stealing $100 cash from inside.

"Your heart just sinks," Davis said. "You think who in the world is going to take from this organization."

"It may not be a lot to a lot of people, but to us it's huge," she said.

Soul Dog Rescue was formed to provide free spay and neuter services in areas that need it. But the organization quickly morphed into a transportation service, moving dogs and cats from the Four Corners area to shelters where they're more likely to be adopted.

The rescue makes weekly trips, rescuing 50 to 60 dogs, according to Davis. Each trip costs about $400.

So Davis opened a thrift store to raise money. All proceeds benefit the non-profit.

Police are investigating the burglary.

If you'd like to help, you can visit the thrift shop at 4725 South Broadway in Englewood. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can find them on Facebook here:

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