Humane Society faces two separate acts of violence in as many days

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – The Gainesville Police Department was called two days this week for incidents at the Humane Society of North Central Florida.

The first was on Tuesday morning when the reception team were threatened with gun violence. After a man was upset after receiving false information about the company from his wife.

Then on Wednesday another incident happened.

“Between 7:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. when staff were clocking in for the day, someone broke the window in our front door and entered our building and stole our donation jars,” said Margot DeConna, the manager of advancement.

Staff members believe the thief overheard them checking in and that’s when the person fled. A GPD spokesperson said they made an arrest in both incidents. But the Humane Society said community support helped them through such a difficult time.

“We have received such incredible reach from the community. People have been sharing wonderful comments on this post on Facebook and they’ve been private messaging us and sending us photos of their pets they’ve adopted and family members they’ve brought here,” DeConna said.

At present, they are still accepting donations from the public. The now barricaded door will be repaired on Monday and they are looking to add new security cameras so this won’t happen again.

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