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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Harassment and Destruction continues at Animal Trustees of Austin

Harassment and Destruction continues at Animal Trustees of Austin
Austin, TX – October 28, 2009 – On Tuesday evening Animal Trustees of Austin’s clinics were broken into for the seventh time since September 28, 2009. At the same time this story aired on local news, a perpetrator scaled the fence of Animal Trustees of Austin and destroyed the electric meters to our two clinics. Electricity was disconnected to the facilities shutting down the recently added outdoor security lights.  An alarm was sounded to the security company and the police came for another investigation, however, the offender was not apprehended. City employees had to work through the night to restore power to Animal Trustees of Austin.
This series of devastating events has now cost Animal Trustees of Austin upwards of $8,000 in repairs and added security measures.  Due to these escalated and malicious attacks, management is seriously concerned about staff safety after hours, and are no longer comfortable housing animals in the facilities overnight.  The monies being spent to make these excessive repairs and increase security represent thousands of dollars in veterinary care that would be spent for animals in need in our community.
For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact press contact below or Executive Director, Missy McCullough at 512-371-1968 or Cell 512-922-4422.

Press Contact:
Kevin Farr
Communications Manager
Animal Trustees of Austin
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