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State Police investigate break in at Adirondack Save a Stray Shelter

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Albany/HV: State Police investigate break in at Adirondack Save a Stray Shelter
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Adirondack Save a Stray Shelter in Corinth is home to dozens of cats and dogs in need of adoption. The shelter was burglarized on Wednesday and officials are now asking for the public's help to solve this crime. Our Brooke Selby has more.

CORINTH, N.Y. -- An animal shelter is supposed to be a safe haven for rescues, but that notion was challenged Wednesday morning at Adirondack Save a Stray.

Clare Vanderberry of Adirondack Save A Stray said, "When I came up here and looked at the door, both doors were cracked open that much, you couldn’t even shut them. They pulled that one right out."

After realizing the shelter had been broken in to, Vanderberry reacted as quickly as she could with the animal's safety in mind.

Vanderberry said, “I put my bag down, I got my exacto knife out and I came in here."

Vanderberry determined the vandals were not still on site and called the State Police. Police confirm that the property was broken into, but after their initial investigation, they don't have any leads at this time.

Although none of the animals were harmed or removed from the facility, the founders want closure.

Executive Director Meredith Fiel said, "Unfortunately, we can't afford a surveillance camera. We have tried to get one, but the budget just won't allow it."

So they are asking for the public's help to find the person or people responsible for Wednesday's crime.

Fiel said, "Offering a reward, it's not going to make anybody rich, it's not the Powerball, but it will help someone's Christmas and we are hoping that the reward will give us some information."

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the State Police or the shelter directly.

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