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Last Updated: Friday, 16 May, 2003, 07:02 GMT 08:02 UK
Thieves raid dogs home
Dog waiting to be rehomed at The National Canine Defence League
The centre cares for more than 200 stray animals

Thousands of pounds worth of equipment has been stolen from a dogs home in Warwickshire.

Computers, video cameras, mobile phones and collection boxes were taken from The National Canine Defence League, near Kenilworth.

The dog rehoming centre, which relies solely on public money, cares for more than 200 stray and abandoned animals.

Jane Rose from the centre says they are in the middle of a million-pound expansion project to build more kennels.

Building work

"We just think it's absolutely disgraceful," she said.

"Staff are shocked and just can't believe it's happened."

The equipment was stolen from temporary offices, set up because of the building work.

There will be three times as many kennels when the work finishes in the New Year.

Midlands Today's Andrew Dawkins
"The only consolation for staff here is that the dogs weren't hurt"

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