Animal shelter robbed for the third time this year

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HALO Animal Rescue was broken into and the suspects attempted to steal money from the empty cash register Monday night, the third robbery at the shelter this year. 

The suspects broke the front window of the shelter located on 35th Avenue north of Camelback Road and opened the cash register, according to a shelter spokesperson.

The register is kept empty for security, but the suspects took a computer, the spokesperson said.

This is the third robbery at the shelter this year. A donation box at the front counter was stolen in April and the following week a truck used to transport animals was hot wired and driven through a fence.

"The idea that someone would try to steal from homeless animals is hard to comprehend," HALO President Heather Allen said.

HALO Animal Rescue is a no-kill shelter that helps dogs and cats in danger of euthanasia.

Last year, HALO found homes for more than 3,500 animals, more than any other no-kill shelter in the Valley.

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