Burglars broke into a Cape Town animal rescue office four times last week, stealing even the surveillance camera and money in collection tins.
"They've cleaned us out. We have to replace everything. Even expensive puppy food with all the nourishment for when they come in half-dead," Domestic Animal Rescue Group spokesperson Joy Giovanini told the Cape Argus newspaper.
"Thank God none of the animals was injured."
According to the report, the burglars first broke into the premises on Main Road, Hout Bay, last Monday, taking computers, printers, other electronic equipment and money.
Two nights later, they broke into a smaller office and stole a computer with vital databases. On Thursday, they raided the kitchen. They returned on Friday to steal the surveillance camera.
Giovanini said criminal charges had been laid.