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Gilbert horse rescue targeted by mail thief

A person is seen on safety cameras taking what’s believed to be a donation bundle.

GILBERT, Ariz. — An actual-life grinch was caught on digicam taking what’s believed to be a donation bundle from a Gilbert horse rescue simply days after the non-profit observed they have been lacking per week’s value of mail.

On December 19, safety cameras at Wildhorse Ranch Rescue caught a person pulling as much as their property round 7 p.m. close to Warner and Lindsay Roads.

“Our cameras caught him getting out of the car, grabbing a golf club, and starting to walk away,” stated Brandee Aguilar. “It looks like he may have seen the camera turn back, and the camera shut off right after it looked like he was putting the golf club back.”

Aguilar, who has been a volunteer for 3 years, believes the person may need been headed for an outdated Bronco that sits on the entrance of the property when he probably observed the safety cameras, which have been put in final July after a volunteer’s automobile was damaged into.

“That’s only happened once in the 27 years we’ve been in existence,” Aguilar stated.

The rescue has been a beacon of hope for uncared for, retired, and surrendered horses for nearly three many years. Volunteers like Aguilar look after 22 horses, two pigs, a number of cats, and a rooster that dwell on the facility the place different rescues additionally function.

Although the safety digicam solely information motion in 10 seconds increments, it later caught the person strolling again to his automobile with one thing in his arms.

“We believe that he may have taken something from our mailbox here at Wildhorse, and more than likely, it was a donation for our animals,” she added.

Aguilar believes the mailbox, which sits on Lindsay Road close to the sidewalk on the entrance of the power, was targeted as a result of for 5 days earlier than the incident. The rescue had not acquired any mail.

“Which is pretty abnormal for this time of year,” the volunteer stated. “Given that it’s the holidays and lots of people are sending the animal gifts.”

Kimberly Meagher, the rescues’ founder, referred to as the police and filed a report with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. While that performs out, they hope whoever did this doesn’t come again once more.

“It’s extremely unfortunate that somebody could come to the property of an animal rescue and take from the animals,” Agular stated. “We’re a non-profit organization, so to take from our facility is heartbreaking.”

The rescue is now asking the general public to ship something they’d deliberate to donate to their P.O.Box as an alternative:

P.O.Box 3080
Gilbert, AZ 85299

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