Staff at the Philippi Animal Welfare Society have reported over 40 break-ins in 2017 alone which have led to a lack of resources for the animal shelter.
At the weekend, electrical wires and copper were stolen from the shelter, leaving them without electricity.
The AWS’s Jaque Le Roux says it feels like every second day someone breaks in. The organisation states that doors, gates and windows have been damaged during most break-ins, posing further security risks and financial burdens on the management of the shelter.
“It’s frustrating, we’re not funded by the government, we rely on people’s donations. It keeps the society going and it’s really upsetting for all of us.”
The organisation has also started worrying for the mental state of its animals which have obviously been present yet, powerless during all these incidents.
The police’s Noloyiso Rwexana says no arrests have yet been made regarding the latest incident.
“Anyone with information that can assist us with our investigation is requested to contact Philippi Saps on 021 690 1517.”