Staffers at the SPCA of Texas are delighted that a generous donor has offered to replace money stolen last week at a holiday adoption site in a local mall.
"The SPCA is very grateful and was not expecting this," said spokesperson Maura Davies.
According to the Dallas Morning News, a woman in Allen has offered to replace the stolen $800.
On Friday, a thief stole a Plexiglas box stuffed with cash and checks in it from the organization's adoption site in NorthPark Center. The broken box was later found abandoned and empty in a mall parking lot.
Davies said the organization put the word out because they were worried about potential fraud risks for anyone who had donated by check on Friday. She said the replacement offer was surprising.
The repaired box is now bolted to a counter so it can't be stolen so easily.
The SPCA's mall adoption program, called "Home for the Holidays," is in NorthPark Center between Dillards and Macy's, next to Victoria's Secret. The SPCA features about a dozen animals there every day.
Last year, somewhere between 200 and 300 animals got new homes thanks to the program.
"This started 22 years ago because the folks at NorthPark Center care so much about animals and wanted to help," said Davies.
The NorthPark Center adoption site is open every day until December 25. Visit www.spca.org for more information.
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