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Cat Burglar Steals Four Cats During Break-In At Animal Shelter

WESTMORELAND COUNTY (KDKA) – Police are trying to track down a cat burglar in Westmoreland County.

The cat building at the Humane Society of Westmoreland County was broken into, and officials say four cats were taken during the break-in.

"Somebody cut through the fence on the front kitty porch and used a crow bar to bust open the door," Humane Society worker Megan Fritz says.

When workers took a head count they noticed they were short some short hairs and tabbys.

One of the cats did show back up at the shelter, another may be nearby, but two others are still missing.

Workers can't tell if the cats decided to make a break for it after the break in.

"One of two ideas is they were looking for our surgery room, there's always a concern of a narcotic which we don't keep in this building," Fritz says.

Staff also thinks the burglar may have been after a particular cat, and when they didn't find it, they left.

Repairs have been made to the building, including a new door and fence.

A new security system is also going to be put in, and it's a cost of $1500 the non-profit doesn't need.

The staff says it's sad because the money spent on repairs could be spent on their mission of taking care of animals.

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