Animals unharmed when medicine, equipment taken animal shelter

Posted at 9:44 AM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 11:44:19-04

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    Honolulu County, HI (KITV) — A Wahiawa-based animal shelter and clinic faces a major setback after a break in. Employees of the Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said someone took valuable equipment, like computers and phones, and supplies and medications from their building.

They tell Island News staff arrived at work Sunday to junk scattered around the entrance off Olive Avenue and the clinic area ransacked.

According to Oahu SPCA staff, the stolen items are necessary for day-to-day operations.

Honolulu Police were in Wahiawa Sunday investigating.

There were roughly 20 animals staying in the clinic at the time of the incident and about 50 in the shelter. The shelter-side was untouched according to staff.

“Luckily all of the animals were unharmed,” said Rachel Zinkus, an employee at Oahu SPCA. “That was the most important thing. We immediately went back and looked at all the animals and made sure everyone was accounted for and safe. Untouched, thank goodness.”

Oahu SPCA provides services to abandoned, abused and neglected animals. Officials said despite the break in, they will continue to see clients and do adoptions. Additionally, they will write prescriptions for medications that are now missing.

Since phones were taken, Oahu SPCA asks if you’d like to get in touch with them, contact them through their Facebook:

Or email them at:

You can also find ways to help via their GoFundMe page:

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