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Vandals cause damage at TBB... again.

Story from the 20 Minuten:

https://www.20min.ch/story/tierheim-...n-878366555105

And the report from TBB:
https://www.tbb.ch/index.php?id=161&...fd5af942ba31ed

Summary:

Over the weekend the Tierschutz Beider Basel shelter was vandalized. Damage was done to the dog walking area, water piles, and the grass animal runs.

The video cameras on the shelter's premises recorded seven young people commiting the vandalism.

There have been several incidents of vandalism at the shelter in the past months. The shelter will now need to install additional security, at great expense - money that is needed for the care of the animals.

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What in the name of doG is wrong with people?

TBB is an organization I highly respect. They have done sterling work for not only for the homeless animals in their care, but for the community. They provide education, outreach, advice, and of course their outstanding adoption program. Truly an admirable group.

Why the (insert expletive here) vandals chose to target a respected animal shelter, a group that does so much good, I cannot fathom.

Truly shameful. I hope that the police find the vandals, and that real consequences follow.
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Old 29.10.2020, 11:52
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Re: Vandals cause damage at TBB... again.

Red blobbies to all of them. Shower of swearwords.
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Old 29.10.2020, 23:56
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Re: Vandals cause damage at TBB... again.

I was really sad about this, it's not far from where I live and near the Birs.
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Re: Vandals cause damage at TBB... again.

This is just awful.

Is there no one on duty overnight who heard something? Anything?

At the shelter near Baden, for example, run by the Tierschutz in Aargau, they have a staff person on duty at night.

The trouble with security cameras is that in most cases you are not watching them in real time.

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Why the (insert expletive here) vandals chose to target a respected animal shelter, a group that does so much good, I cannot fathom.
I'm really, really sorry that happened. I just don't get why anyone wilfully destroys the property or work of another, at all.

Having looked at those photos and read the articles, and thinking of other such damage I've seen, this doesn't look, to me, like the organisation was targetted, at least, not in the sense of selected, specifically sought out, honed in on as an attack. It rather looks like a bunch of silly young folk had their late-night picnic there (take-away cups visible) and probably had too much alcohol/drugs/destructive energy and kicked things about.

That's by no means an excuse, of course! I hope the perpetrators are found, and made to pay for all of the restoration back to proper functionality and cleanliness.

I make the disctinction, though, because the former version is much less hopeful. If someone has decided that they're specifically opposed to an organisation and deliberately want to undermine its functioning, then that is much harder to catch and stop. In this case, however, deeply upsetting as it is, there is at least the chance that [some of] the group that did it will be found, and that one or the other of them will confess. We saw something similar a few years agoat a nearby school where, like the current case with the shelter, the vandalism was repeated, at considerable expense, over some months, until someone watched overnight, and identified someone from the group. Then things unravelled pretty quickly.

Here's hoping the truth can be found, and the desctruction stopped!
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At the shelter near Baden, for example, run by the Tierschutz in Aargau, they have a staff person on duty at night.
I suppose that costs money.



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not?
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Re: Vandals cause damage at TBB... again.

I say the answer is to cut up the culprits and use them as dog food, thus solving the problem permanently and making a small donation to the upkeep of the place.
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Yes, that is what I meant. Thanks for spotting my typo.
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Re: Vandals cause damage at TBB... again.

Very sad. Any ideas why this is happening?
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