Sep 17, 2014
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The Milo Foundation in Point Richmond was burglarized sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning, just a few days before the nonprofit was set to receive a security camera to monitor the large pet adoption center.

The thief or thieves smashed through a glass door of the 5000-square-foot facility at 200 S. Gerard Blvd. and swiped several vases with donated cash that were visible through the front door, founder Lynne Tingle said Wednesday. Thankfully, Tingle said, none of the animals were harmed or taken.

“Our bad for leaving the jars with cash visible through the front door – so lesson learned there,” the Foundation reported on its Facebook page.

Just last week, the nonprofit ordered a security camera which it expects to arrive as soon as today.

“We are taking additional measures to keep Milo and the animals safe,” Tingle said.

The Milo Foundation received an outpouring of support from its Facebook followers.

“Please let us know how much was taken,” one follower said. “Maybe we can all chip in to cover the amount lost and the cost of the glass etc. Such a shame.”

A volunteer said he planned to show up at the facility Thursday to help “in any way I can.”

Another Good Samaritan declared, “Just signed up for monthly donation for the Milo Sanctuary!! This pushed me to do it….and Karma!!”

Those wishing to donate can do so online or send a check to  Milo PO Box 6625  Albany, CA 94706.

“Any and all help is greatly appreciated,” Tingle said.


About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.