2,500 Pounds Of Food Stolen From Animal Rescue

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Burglars steal more than 2500 pounds of food from an animal rescue and fostering organization.

Inside Mel's Grooming on 40th and Vinton Street, Joni Cisney visits some of the foster cats and kittens her organization helps.

"You tell 'em Charlotte, you tell 'em," she coos at them.

Cisney runs Homeward Bound in the Heartland, but just days ago her storage unit, where all the animal food is kept, was broken into.

"Approximately 2,500 pounds," said Cisney, when asked how much was taken. "This was up here in this area. Those cans were stacked up pretty high close to the ceiling."

Soft and hard dog and cat foot was stolen.

"It's very, very hard, I am just going to get emotional, because it's very, very hard for us," said Cisney, with tears in her eyes.

They supply food for more than 50 people fostering animals in the community.

But this loss won't get this determined business woman down. With a new lock on the unit, she is hoping a tip leads police to the culprit and donations from the community restock what was lost.