36 exotic animals stolen from sanctuary after fake take them CRAIGSLIST ad
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Dozens of valuable and exotic animals have been stolen from a wildlife sanctuary in Southwest Miami-Dade.
A worker at the We Care Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Southwest 154th Avenue and 212th Street said the burglary started with a fake ad posted on Craigslist.
Volunteer Cindy Robert said a fake Craigslist ad was posted a few days earlier about a sanctuary going out of business.
“Someone had posted on Craigslist that he was going out of business and that free animals to anybody, and if nobody’s home, they can just come in and take them,” said Robert.
That’s when someone came in and did just that.
The animals were stolen from the nonprofit between 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday.
The people who take care of the animals are worried what could happen to them. A total of seven lemurs, five marmosets, four monkeys, seven birds and 12 tortoises were stolen from the sanctuary.
“They unscrewed this bolt off of the actual mechanism that holds the fence together, ’cause they couldn’t cut the lock, I guess,” said a volunteer, “and then they cut all this out, and then they just pushed the fence out.”Read More...