St Albans Cats Protection appeal after gazebo stolen
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A £450 gazebo used at public events by charity St Albans Cats Protection has been stolen.
The structure was taken along with four carriers and a cage after a break-in at their garage on Watling View East.
Coordinator Sandi Downing said: “The gazebo is essential for our fundraising.
“When we are out on a field, it helps us stand out and puts us out there.”
Thieves stole the items after sawing through the garage lock.
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They took off with goods worth over £500.
Supporter Helena Peck, who has raised £6,000 for the charity said: “It’s absolutely disgusting.
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“Why would anyone want to steal a Cats Protection gazebo?
“All this money we raised was going to be used for things we need but now it’s going to be used to pay for a new gazebo.”
The charity is unable to claim for the full cost of the gazebo on their insurance, and can only recuperate around £100.
Herts Police isappealing for witnesses and have urged anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between 1am on Monday, February 20 and 9am on Thursday, March 9 to call Herts Police on 101.