3 thieves hit Elmore County humane shelter Sunday night

ELMORE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - A contractor carefully removed the broken glass in the interior door inside the Humane Society of Elmore County Monday morning after three men broke in and took the shelter's vehicles.

"This is a concern. We have to figure out how to fix this. It won't be able to be fixed the exact same way," said Rea Cord, Executive Director for the shelter.

The shelter has been broken into before but not like this. The suspects jimmied open the back door, broke the glass in the interior door leading to the office, then went through drawers until they came across the keys to the shelter's vehicles, a black Ford F-150 and a red Dodge pickup.

Wetumpka police released photos of the suspects, as well as a photo of the red Dodge (AL tag #29DB177). A slideshow displays all the photos.

Cord says the three men didn't just break into the county animal shelter. As far as she's concerned, they broke into her home away from home for 15 years.

"I'm in charge here, so to see them in our office, tearing stuff apart, looking for things," said Cord.

Montgomery police located the vehicles Monday night near Narrow Lane Road. Cord, in the meantime, is left picking up the pieces of an overnight intrusion.

Cord says the dogs and cats were not harmed during the course of the burglary, but she did say the office cat was clearly afraid when employees arrived this morning.

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