Staff at the Lincoln Cat Care Charity are appealing for donations after burglars forced entry into their shop and left with a safe and jewellery.
On arriving at 8.30am on January 23, staff at the cat rescue shop discovered that the rear door to the property near Gowts Bridge on Lincoln High Street had been forced open.
A safe containing three days worth of takings for their campaign to raise money for their free neutering service had been unbolted from the wall at the back of the shop, and jewellery was also taken from the counter.
Jenny Nevard, the charity secretary, said: “Our shop staff are unpaid volunteers, who work hard to keep the place open. The funds help to keep the charity running, it’s such a heartless thing for someone to do.”
The charity are appealing for support from the local community to donate unwanted belongings, and hope to regain the lost funds.
Lincolnshire Police are asking anyone with information to contact the 101 number, quoting incident number 54 of January 23, 2014.