HES Director Bob Citrullo with one of the many animals needing help after a recent break-in.
Sometime in the early morning on Tuesday, The Humane Educational Society of Chattanooga was robbed, and as a result the animals suffer. Now, they are looking for help from the community.
According to HES officials, thieves broke into their fence, kicked down the back door to the shelter and proceeded to ransack the buildings. They stole a flat screen TV from the lobby used to highlight adoptable animals to potential adopters and kicked down three more door, helping themselves to laptop computers that contained critical information and the medical histories of many of the animals.
The criminals also stole a brand new air conditioning unit purchased to help keep the animals cool and comfortable in the heat of summer. Many of the agency's power tools and essential machinery were taken as well.
All told, the Humane Educational Society lost over $14,863 in much needed resources.
They are looking to their friends and supporters in their time of need to help replace these much needed items and provide the animals with the necessary resources to keep them healthy and happy. They ask you to please consider making a donation to help them replace these crucial items and get back to their important mission of helping homeless animals in need.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit their PayPal page or mail your contribution to The Humane Educational Society, 212 N. Highland Park Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404. You can also call (423) 624-5302 x 221 for further assistance.