On Saturday morning, volunteers and workers came in to find the store's cash register had been smashed and money was stolen. Luckily, no animals or personnel were harmed. Police found no signs of forceable entry. It was later found that some money was also stolen from the office. We are very grateful that a greater tragedy was averted.
Three days ealier, a disturbed woman brought to our store by a companion, proceeded to throw some of our items for sale, hitting some of our customers who were shopping at the time. This woman managed to cause some minor damage to our store and items for sale, but also managed to upset the staff and patrons.
ARAS' Board of Directors has authorized immediate measures to be put in place to prevent any further intrusion on ARAS property. A comprehensive security plan will be put in place to protect the wellbeing of the animals in our care, first and foremost, our staff and volunteers and our patrons.
Unfortunately, implementing security measures come with a big price tag and, being a hospice for geriatric and ailing animals with large medical bills, funds are always needed.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help us cover the cost of a security system to protect our animals, please send a check to ARAS, PO Box 152, New Richmond, OH 45157, or click on the DONATE button to the right of this post. Thank you.