The Chautauqua County Humane Society has announced that a $400 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for the burglary at their Second Chances Thrift Store last month. The reward was donated by a concerned citizen.
The burglary occurred sometime after the close of business Friday, Dec. 20, and the reopening of business the following day.
"This is a great thing one of our local community members is doing for us," said Jeff Lubi, executive director for CCHS. "The money taken doesn't just affect us. It also affects all of the animals in our care. We hope that someone will come forward not just for the reward, but also because it is the right thing to do," said Lubi.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the town of Ellicott Police Department at 665-7083.
The mission of the Chautauqua County Humane Society is to promote the adoption of animals, prevent all forms of animal cruelty and neglect, shelter lost, abandoned and homeless animals, and to provide education about the humane treatment of animals.