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CCSD investigating air conditioning thefts

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Clay County Humane Society had three air conditioning units stolen sometime between Sunday and Monday. The Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft. [Order this photo]
The Clay County Humane Society recently had three air conditioning units stolen.

According to Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton, the units were stolen sometime between 3 p.m., Sunday and 8 a.m., Monday.

"It's not that uncommon," Heaton said. "We've had many air conditioning thefts."

On Monday, Humane Society Manager Sam Hull was the one who realized the air conditioning units had been stolen. He said he was taking a break and when he walked around the building, he realized the three units were missing. He immediately called the Sheriff's Department.

Hull and other staff said they thought it was hot inside the building Monday morning, but didn't realize why at first.

The worst part about the theft is how it will affect the animals.

"Without the air conditioning, (the animals) will start sweating," staff member Robert Speck said. "They won't eat; they won't sleep."

Hull said, "It breaks our heart that someone would do something like this to a non-profit organization."

The Humane Society does have insurance, but according to staff, the deductible is very high.

"It's the price of scrap metal that's the reason these are stolen," Heaton said. "We'll be pulling records for scrap metal places in the surrounding areas."

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They'll be caught. Scrap metal dealers are very conscientious of the laws. We'll see these thieves and their infested faces on here before long. You know, where the 32-year-old look 60?

-- Posted by My Dime on Mon, May 7, 2012, at 7:15 PM

What a bunch of dirt dags.

-- Posted by MS660 on Mon, May 7, 2012, at 8:49 PM

It's a shame when we have to build a fence over A/C units (complete with locks) to keep people from stealing them. It takes a WHILE (I would think) to get these units unhooked and loaded.

Great job, Sam, for noticing they were missing!

-- Posted by Emmes on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 12:04 PM

It is my understanding that Anita H has collected several thousand dollars in donations already towards new air conditioning units, it should be verified that the donated money go to replace the units since it is the intended use of the donations.

-- Posted by shelli on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 5:27 PM

They will replace them. There is no way anyone could stand to be in that building with all of those animals without it.

-- Posted by MS660 on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 8:02 PM

My husband noticed that someone has cut loose 3 units from the old Blue Bonnet and took them. We called the owner (name was on for sale sign on the door) and BPD; neither knew that were even gone. Theives are getting pretty brazen when they cut loose 3 big refrigeration units right on 40. We called on Monday, so this might have happened the same time. SAD

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 8:07 PM

the 1000.00 the shelter is asking for is the amount of the deduction the insurance company requires. hope the unit gets put in ASAP as the animals have had a bad enough life before being rescued. the persons who stole the units are real "dirt bags" for sure.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Tue, May 8, 2012, at 9:29 PM

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