Namibia: Thieves graze SPCA rabbit food

In a rather bizarre burglary, an unknown number of thieves broke into the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals facility last week and offered rabbit food like carrots.

The thieves, who were caught on CCTV, were also seen drinking cold water from the fridge after grazing the carrots for the tame rabbits.

This incident was confirmed yesterday by SPCA National Director Hanna Rhodin.

“They searched our fridge, ate a few bags of rabbit carrots and stole cookies from the staff,” she said.

The organization is known for ensuring the protection and prevention of animal cruelty.

According to Rhodin, the thieves drilled three holes in the roof and then disarmed the alarm system to gain access to the building.

Besides the bunny treat, the thieves also seized the majority of the company’s computers and other equipment.

“They stole most of our computers and screens, our microwave and other technology. They broke and damaged several parts of the facilities,” she added.

The value of the stolen and damaged items has not yet been established.

“We don’t have the final amount of the value of the stolen and damaged items yet,” Rhodin said, noting that all the animals are thankfully safe and no one was injured in the theft.

“Stealing from a charity is a low blow when we depend on community members to help and provide a safe haven for homeless animals,” she lamented.


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Raymond I. Langston