Catalytic converter theft leaves South Carolina animal rescue in need of information


JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD)- Pet Helpers is with out transportation for his or her animals after somebody stole catalytic converters from two of its vans.

An worker found the theft after trying to start out one of the autos on Tuesday.

“We quickly realized that something was wrong,” mentioned Will Howell, the general public relations and advertising and marketing supervisor at Pet Helpers.

Pet Helpers had been utilizing one of the vans to move pets from different shelters in the state again to Charleston as they assist fight a state-wide capability disaster.

“We’ve been taking in plenty of cats and dogs from other local shelters,” Howell mentioned. “You can drive the vans without (the catalytic converters), but we’d prefer not to. It’s not as good for the environment.”

The repairs would value the shelter 1000’s of {dollars} that Howell mentioned must be saved for the animals.

“It costs over $160,000 a month for us to run this operation and provide the level of care that we are used to providing,” Howell mentioned. “We also have a full dog floor right now, there are plenty of cats coming in every day and we just want to minimize any damage that this might cause.”

Pet Helpers is asking for any information that the general public could have as they attempt to piece collectively safety digital camera footage. Donations are additionally welcome to assist them pay for changing the catalytic converters.

If you’ve gotten any information in regards to the theft Pet Helpers asks that you simply name 843-795-1110 or electronic mail

Donations will be given right here.