Mar 22, 2016 10:15 PM
BEDFORD - Sunday morning the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire found their shelter with broken screens and over 500 pounds of food stolen.
As soon as the word got out about the theft, donations started coming.
"Little toddlers who come in with their little baggies of food to people that came in and instantly started crying because they were just overwhelmed," said one employee at the shelter, Kelly O'Toole.
The donations have not stopped yet.
"Families were coming, individuals were coming, the phone was ringing," said President of ARL, Monica Zulauf. "The media was here and then yesterday it was news media from around the country."
Once Blue Buffalo, a pet food company heard about what happened, their own staff loaded up a truck with thousands of pounds of food with help from Petco.
They drove a special delivery all the way up from Connecticut.
"Whatever we did, they [the community] did ten times what and it's incredible," said Tim O'Connor of Blue Buffalo. "It shows you what can happen when one little thing happens to someone in the community, everyone comes out and turns it into a great big, awesome experience."
The shelter has had so many donations that they don't have enough room to store it all and have been giving food to other shelters across the state and down the east coast.
"There's something that has resonated with this story," Zulauf said. "It's bigger than our shelter."
The Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire is more than a shelter helping over 2,000 cats, dogs, and other small animals every year.
If you'd like to contribute, visit: http://www.rescueleague.org/
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