Thieves break into animal hospital near Harborough and steal badger cub

Staff said they are 'extremely saddened' and that they are 'praying for her return'

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 12:52 pm
The badger cub that was stolen.

Thieves have broken into an animal hospital near Harborough and stolen a badger cub.

A fundraising page has also been set up to pay for the repairs to the cage after the burglars broke into the Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital in Kibworth during the night on Monday July 19.

Staff said they are 'extremely saddened' and that they are 'praying for her return'.

The badger cub (pictured with its toy) that was stolen

They added: "We would like to ask if anybody had seen anyone in the area (particularly Mill Lane in Kibworth) on or around that night that was acting suspiciously or carrying any equipment, to please let us know.

"In particular, we know that wire cutters were used to get into the enclosure. You can message us directly through Facebook if you have any information surrounding this.

"We are praying that we can find her."

The hospital is currently looking at its CCTV footage to see if they can catch the offenders.

The fundraising page to pay for repairs to the cage is"Thank you for your continued support and for any information that you may be able to give us," they added.