UPDATE: Anonymous donor offers $1,000 reward for return of stolen C.A.R.E. Animal Rescue trailer

Published: Nov. 20, 2022 at 1:18 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2022 at 5:43 PM CST
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - An anonymous donor is stepping up to help a Springfield animal rescue. The donor is pledging a $1,000 reward for the return of C.A.R.E.’s stolen trailer. Security video shows a man pulling into the animal rescue parking lot, driving a GMC SUV on Saturday, hitching up the trailer, and driving off.

The non-profit relied on the trailer to take dogs and cats to adoption events. C.A.R.E. rescue leaders say it would cost $45,000 to replace the equipment. If you have any information on this crime, call the Greene County Tip Line at 417-829-6230.

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One of Springfield’s animal rescues is seeking help to find a stolen mobile adoption shelter.

According to a Facebook post from the nonprofit, the trailer was stolen from behind the rescue’s C.A.R.E. Pet Services Center on West Battlefield at 4 p.m.

Below is security camera footage of the SUV stealing the trailer.

“The amount of animals the trailer would have potentially saved in the future now being gone makes me sick,” said Pfeifer Martinez, C.A.R.E animal rescue. “This is the last thing the rescue community needs.”

If you see the vehicle or the trailer, you can call C.A.R.E. at 417-875-6565.

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