A facility housing supplies to be distributed to Victor Valley's homeless and their pets was hit by burglars late last night and again early today. Thousands of dollars worth of clothing, bedding, tents, animals bedding and food for humans and their pets were stolen in the burglary.
Mojave Desert Animal Rescue is a non-profit group based in the Victor Valley that specializes in helping the area's homeless and low income seniors keep their pets by providing food and comfort items to humans and animals alike. It also provides veterinary care to the animals. Animals must be spayed or neutered in order for their guardians to receive the assistance.
According DezertRatt Annie, founder of the rescue, "They stole all of our tents, freshly laundered winter coats, new blankets and sleeping bags, gloves, beanies, scarves, dog beds, doggie coats, about a half ton of pet food, all sorts of pet supplies, almost all of our hygiene items and so much more I can't even begin to list it right now. I won't know the extent of this until we get through everything . . . it is such a mess in there that it is impossible to figure it all out right now."
There will be an update to this story later tonight or tomorrow once more details can be released. If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact the Victorville Sheriff's Dispatch at 760.245.4211. If you would like to donate so that the rescue can continue with its mission, please visit www.animalresq.org.