Animal Talk Rescue, a Seattle pet store and animal rescue organization, has been really unlucky this past year. Last October, someone broke into their building, ransacked the store, let out and stole some animals, and stomped some of the smaller animals to death. No one was ever caught for the crime.
Now, someone has stolen the organization’s van that they use to transport the animals to the vet. When an employee was preparing to load up the van with some cats, someone entered the building, grabbed the keys off the counter and stole the van.
“It’s ridiculous. It’s so stupid, because it doesn’t hurt me as much as it hurts the animals,” said Missy Young, Animal Talk Rescue. “The ones paying for it, paying for it with their lives are the animals,” said Young.
More on the stolen van after the jump.
The stolen van is a light blue 1993 Chrysler mini van with a Washington state license plate “ANML TLK”. The van has a bumper sticker on the back that says “Petfinder.com”.
“What she’s doing is such a hard job, and it just makes me cry to think about it, you know?” said Maggie Maxum, store supporter, during last October’s attack.
“Just bring my van back so that we can keep doing what we’re doing,” said Young.
For now, the shelter is using a volunteer’s loaner van. They couldn’t operate without it. Tuesday morning, they have to transport some 30 cats to the vet’s office.
Pictured: Ruby who is up for adoption at Animal Talk Rescue.