VANDALS have damaged items donated to the RSPCA and damaged one of its vans.
Bags left outside the shop on Commercial Street in Brighouse had been split open and contents thrown about. The debris was found early on Monday morning..
Thieves also broke into one of the charity’s vans outside another shop on Queen’s Road in Halifax, smashing the window and stealing a sat nav.
A spokeswoman for the animal charity said: “Brighouse had a pile of donations left outside the shop which someone has rifled through and strewn the remainder all over the pavement and road, having broken anything worth saving.
“If only people realised that all this vandalism mainly affects the animals in our care as it means less money is raised for their upkeep.”
The charity, which runs the Halifax, Huddersfield and District shelter, had to hire a van at a cost of £40 to keep up with planned work. And it’s cost a further £144 to fix the broken van window.
After an appeal on Facebook someone donated a sat nav to the charity.
TEarlier this month the Examiner reported that the RSPCA branch was overwhelmed by the number of cats and kittens needing homes.
It has put an extra strain on resources at the shelter.
The spokeswoman added: “Are there any people out there who can make a donation to help us recover these unnecessary costs?
“Anything would help and your donation can be dropped off at any of our eight shops or the animal centre.”
Police say they are investigating and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.