TINLEY PARK, Illinois — Animal shelter PAWS in the southwestern suburb of Tinley Park thanked donors for their efforts to help replace a catalytic converter that was stolen from one of its vans.
Driving to take animals to a vet, a PAWS driver discovered the theft Monday morning when the truck made a loud noise.
Upon inspection, the driver found that the catalytic converter had been cut out and removed.
“It’s sad that even a charity is the target of a crime in today’s world,” the animal rescue organization said on social media.
Because of the value of the part, thieves often use the metal in the devices for resale.
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PAWS faced a nearly $6,000 repair bill that was successfully raised by donors.
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