Burglars clean out animal rescue offices

2012-02-01 12:46

Cape Town - 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.

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  • Gerhard - 2012-02-01 12:54

    Find them and lock them up with the dogs they stole from. Where will these pigs steal from next? Child Welfare? Hospice?

      RobertKeeling - 2012-02-01 13:30

      Probably! Your guess may not be far off!

      Trudy - 2012-02-01 14:20

      Please don't call these people pigs. Pigs are a smart,clean species which gets a bad rap because HUMANS pen them up in unsuitable, filthy conditions. Be careful what you say about animals and what you compare them to. They need more rights and protection not ignorant comparisons.

      Bernard - 2012-02-01 14:52

      Trudy - well said - I applaud you

  • janinekittyb - 2012-02-01 12:59

    this is just disgusting.......

  • Schalk - 2012-02-01 13:04

    They were obviously cat-burglars

  • suzette.kruger - 2012-02-01 13:07

    I hope these slime marks (can't call them pigs - they are not worth it)rot in hell.

  • winston.mullany - 2012-02-01 13:07

    They obviously animals themselves!!! I go along with Clinton, hope they get ripped apart by a Rottweiler!

      Olive - 2012-02-01 13:18

      Please don't call them animals - animals are not scumbags!!!!!!

      Jennifer - 2012-02-01 13:38

      Wrong choice of words - animals no....vermin yes.....

      TJ - 2012-02-01 13:57

      We can't call them vermin, Jennifer. Rats make the most wonderfully loyal and fun pets and are gentle creatures. They are also highly intelligent creatures. Vermin cannot fall into the same catergory as these pond scum.

      Louise Higham - 2012-02-01 14:12

      Savages who deserve to rot in the bush

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-01 13:13

    Is there anyway the public can make donations in order to try and help the shelter get back on their feet?? Let us know.

      Stack - 2012-02-01 13:20

      they have a facebook page - im just about to check too

      Fatty - 2012-02-01 15:15

      Zee - 2012-02-01 16:27

      yep, I'd rather give money to animal rescue than the beggars at the robots.

  • brionyl.french - 2012-02-01 13:24

    You know its bad when they rob charities that barely make ends meet, so now they robbing the poor, What next?

  • Xoli - 2012-02-01 13:31

    Sies now thats low...

  • Praline - 2012-02-01 13:37

    F***ing idiots!

  • Alan - 2012-02-01 13:44

    That is about as low as a 'human' can go!

  • Deeteem - 2012-02-01 13:45

    Stealing from the very same people who look after the dogs you neglect !! You deserve to get rabies !!

  • sandra.inja - 2012-02-01 13:55

    sies, its like stealing from a old person....bloody totsies........poor animals :(

  • Gavin - 2012-02-01 13:59

    Calling criminal animals, just don't sit well with me. Animals don;t do to humans what we do to each other. Your average SA criminal is like a virus, its only purpose in life is to make the life of its human host as miserable as possible, to multiply and on the off occasion, to kill. Criminals in SA are lower than donkey barf. I hope the fleas of a thousand camels infest your crotches, and your fingers turn into meat hooks.

  • Melanie Joscelyne - 2012-02-01 14:07

    They should have left the pythons out!

  • looneylani - 2012-02-01 14:13


  • Genesistt - 2012-02-01 14:45

    This is just horrible. Just horrible. This is like robbing a church or a hospital. It's just not done!

  • Bernard - 2012-02-01 14:57

    It is just unbelievable how low some human beings can stoop - robbing orphaned, starving and injured animals, may God help us.

      Bernard - 2012-02-01 15:01

      We had better check if Donovan Moodley is still in his prison cell, or is he robbing poor hungry animals in Cape Town ??

      Brett - 2012-02-01 15:04

      They arent human beings. Dont listen to the liberals.

  • Ingrid - 2012-02-01 15:23


  • SarelJBotha - 2012-02-01 15:39

    Before putting down viscious dogs, use them as defences for places like this. They will eat any color people and can be taught to do this as well.

  • cheldon.botes - 2012-02-01 15:56

    Shoot them!!!

  • Hermann - 2012-02-01 16:13

    Bloody rabid monsters. Hope they get caught.

  • Hermann - 2012-02-01 16:20

    Just thinking we should stop supporting help to humans hit by floods, unemployment, fires, etc until half humans start behaving with respect towards all welfare.

  • ReunionofIntelligentMinds - 2012-02-01 16:26

    Being that comfortable to go and steal 3 times in a row tells me that they have either inside information or someone that used to work there. Install nerve gas which activates when there is a break in. Guaranteed to work.

  • Jason - 2012-02-01 16:31

    Welcome to South Africa, here we shower to rid ourselves of Aids, we build 20 Million Rand houses off a R20.000.00 Salary, Our Prvinces have spent all our Tax payers money and are broke. And yes we steal from the poor and will kill anything and anyone who stands in our way. VIVA ANC VIVA

  • Chris - 2012-02-02 11:08

    They are taught from birth to steal....The bastard will even steal the wheels off a miscarridge

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