BLAKE WOLFE The Standard
SCUGOG: Yet another large donation has been made to the Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter in the wake of a theft incident from a local McDonalds restaurant earlier this month.
According to restaurant owner Ginger Jackson, another $400 donation was made to the shelter this week, bringing the recent series of large donations to approximately $1,000. The donations came in following the recent news of a late-night theft of money, earmarked for the shelter, from one of the restaurant’s outdoor donation boxes.
Earlier this month, restaurant staff discovered that the outdoor box - located under the restaurant’s drive-thru window - had been smashed and emptied in the early hours of Dec. 2. The box contained donations from restaurant patrons, which are being collected by the restaurant to be put toward the construction of the new Uxbridge-Scugog Animal Shelter.
However, on Dec. 6, an anonymous donor walked into the restaurant and dropped off an envelope containing more than $400 to be put toward the shelter, less than a week after the theft took place. Another $200 donation came into the restaurant shortly after.
Police are still looking for a suspect and anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact DRPS’ 15 Division at 905-579-1520, ext. 2672, or to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.
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