SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe Animal Shelter’s resale store, The Cat, was broken into last Sunday at 2:20 a.m. According to officials, losses from the theft are currently upwards of $10,000. Items stolen include a safe along with many other items.
The burglary has led to a temporary closure of the store located at 3546 Zafarano Drive. However, the shelter’s second store, The Cat South, will remain open at 2570 Camino Entrada. The store’s hours are currently 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
The resale stores are the primary sources of income for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and funds received from the sale of donated items go directly to the costs of caring for the animals.
“We had a dog that came in yesterday, a 14 year old that was wondering the streets that had a large tumor on the side of his ear so that’s going to cost money for us to do medical care for him,” said Murad Kirdar, PIO Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society.
Items can be donated at The Cat South or monetary donations can be made online at sfhumanesociety.org/donate to help the shelter recover from this loss.
“The Cat store income for the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is about 15% of our total income, so when we are closed even for a day it affects that income which goes directly to the animals we’re caring for,” said Kirdar.
If you have any information, you’re asked to contact the Santa Fe Police Department.