OLYMPIA - A Farmhouse Veterinary Clinic doctor is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people who burglarized his business Tuesday morning.
Michael Widener said it is the first burglary in the 15-year history of the clinic, in the 7000 block of Steilacoom Road Southeast outside Lacey.
The suspect or suspects removed a window air-conditioning unit and climbed inside, Widener said. A box containing money, checks and credit card receipts was stolen, Widener said, adding that drugs used to treat animals also might have been stolen.
An alarm at the clinic alerted Widener to the break-in, but he’d thought birds had set it off.
The clinic is in a residential neighborhood, Widener said. None of the animals at the clinic was harmed, he added.
Among the animals at the clinic were two chinchillas, one Amazon parrot, one African gray parrot, two lovebirds, one cockatiel, two kittens that were up for adoption and one small Chihuahua mix that was being treated for an illness.
Carol Wilder, who was at the clinic Tuesday morning getting a cast for her dog Niko, said she was upset by the burglary and called Widener a “very, very good doctor.”
Widener said he did not want to specify the amount of the reward.
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