West Valley Humane Society asking for help after part stolen from shelter van

Posted at 8:20 AM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 10:20:12-05

CALDWELL, Idaho — The West Valley Humane Society (WVHS) is asking for help from the community after a catalytic converter was stolen from the shelter van. The shelter relies on the transport van every day to operate the shelter effectively.

WVHS realized something was wrong with the van on November 4 when it would not start and took it to get serviced. There they found out that the catalytic converter was cut out of the van, according to a news release from the shelter. The shelter is looking at a $600 bill to have the catalytic converter replaced and repairs done.

The shelter says due to the location of where the van was parked there is no footage of the part being stolen. The van is a 2004 Ford ECT Van and the shelter says it has been ready to be replaced for a while now. Because WVHS has had greater needs in other areas, they have avoided asking the community for help in buying a new one.

A new shelter van with kennel installation would cost the non-profit around $50 to 60 thousand dollars. If you are able to donate, click here.

A police report has been filed and the shelter is looking for any information that could lead to the person who took the part.