St Albans Cats Protection appeal after gazebo stolen
- Credit: Archant
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.
You may also want to watch:
They took off with goods worth over £500.
Supporter Helena Peck, who has raised £6,000 for the charity said: “It’s absolutely disgusting.
- 1 St Albans named among UK's coldest cities
- 2 11 questions to decide how St Albans you are!
- 3 White Horse landlords ride off into sunset after 10 years
- 4 Needle spiking incident alleged at St Albans nightclub
- 5 City centre road closures decision 'not a district issue'
- 6 The latest court results for the St Albans area
- 7 Boy, 14, mugged in Harpenden park
- 8 City centre pub opens new roof garden
- 9 Staff member assaulted at St Albans City FC match
- 10 Welcome to the House of Poutine, St Albans' newest city centre eatery
“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.