This must be a first. Thee young men stealing two kittens from an animal shelter. It seems despicable. When you think that animal shelters often struggle to keep going and are dependent upon the adoption fees which are relatively modest it is the worst kind of petty crime to steal from an animal shelter.
They are non-profit. If someone steals from a big corporation it is equally bad in the eyes of the law but on a moral basis some people could argue that it might be justified because, after all, big corporations are sometimes rather immoral organisations anyway. But from a shelter which is non-profit and doing some good work it seems extraordinary to me.
The burglary took place at SAVE in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. The trio of 19-year-old men attempted but failed to steal 2 kittens from the animal shelter.
Fortunately, two of them were caught in the act while a third gave himself up which is rather strange. I am not sure what his motive was. I don't think it was out of honesty.
One of the shelter volunteers who was outside in the backyard saw one of the burglars running out of the back of the shelter with a kitten in his hand. He caught the burglar red-handed by pinning him down and recovering the kitten. The police were called and they turned up shortly thereafter.
The other kitten was also recovered and both were unharmed. The person gave herself up was Corey Thompson (left in photo). The other two alleged burglars were Hamza Cheema and John Moore (right in photo).