BURGLARS have ransacked a charity shop after smashing their way in.
The raiders struck the Barnsley Animal Rescue Charity (BARC) shop on Station Street, Swinton, on Tuesday night.
Volunteers discovered the break-in, which they said did “thousands of pounds of damage” to doors and windows.
BARC has helped thousands of animals find new homes since its founding in 1995.
Charity secretary Kath Bailey said: “Obviously we’re very upset by this — it’s charity money involved and we need that for the animals.
“It’s just terrible. What’s wrong with these people? I just don’t know how they can sleep at night.”
She added: “We have fantastic volunteers. Everyone’s running around trying to make everything secure again.
“The shop is still open and we’re battling on — we never say die. We can’t because the animals are relying on us.
“Hopefully the doors will be covered by insurance, but a new till will cost £100 and I don’t yet know how much stock has been damaged or stolen.”
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