CHICO — The Butte Humane Society has received an outpouring of support after its dog adoption center was burglarized this weekend.
An unknown person broke into the adoption center, which is a trailer next to Chico's Animal Services at 2579 Fair St., sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning, said Heather Schoeppach, an outreach and development team member for the BHS. An employee was the first to notice.
A window-pane door was shattered in order to get inside.
The suspect allegedly took the center's donation jar that contained $30 to $40, Schoeppach said. Nothing else was taken, but the costs to repair the damages are significant.
The BHS posted a photo on its Facebook wall Monday asking for donations, and the community began to reach out. The photo, which was posted Monday afternoon, has garnered about 235 shares and 60 comments.
A donor offered to pay to replace the door and an anonymous Facebook follower from Colorado donated $500 Tuesday, Schoeppach said. The BHS has met its goal to fix the door and set up an alarm system.
The entire property, which includes the organization and the city-run shelter, are gated, but because the trailer is fairly new, the BHS hasn't installed an alarm system, Schoeppach said.
About a week ago, the organization asked Facebook followers to mention the BHS if they switched their security system monitoring to a different company so they can receive a discount in fees. However, that may have alerted people of the