Spay and Neuter Kansas City vandalized for the fourth time this year

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A local non-profit that serves people and pets in the greater Kansas City area is frustrated after getting vandalized yet again.

Spay and Neuter Kansas City said someone hopped the fence this weekend and smashed the windows to their trucks. They said it's the fourth time this year.

“I mean, it's devastating. We're here in the urban core trying to help these families, and we're continually getting broken down,” said Marlan Roberts, the Program Manager for Families Better Together Outreach Program with Spay and Neuter Kansas City.

Based on surveillance video, employees believe this happened Saturday night between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Workers found the damage this morning around 8 a.m.

“We are still baffled as to why this was done. Nothing was stolen. They didn't get in the vehicles. It just seems like an act of rage. Like, what did we do? We're only here to help you,” Roberts added.

They aren't sure whether it's the same person, but the trucks have already been damaged three other times this year -- trucks Spay and Neuter Kansas City uses almost every day, 6 to 8 hours a day.

“We transport pets for spay and neuter services; we bring them in here for vaccinations; we distribute dog food and dog houses. We're basically in the community 24/7 trying to help families in need,” Roberts said.

These are the only two trucks they use, and both were damaged.

“It impacts us greatly. Now unfortunately, every call that we have for the remainder of the week is going to have to be put on hold until we get this fixed,” Roberts explained.

Surveillance video shows it was one person, and employees believe he used a golf club.

“It's not fair to us, it's not fair to our organization, and it's not fair to the families we're helping with pets,” Roberts said.

They're working to get the windows fixed.

They do have insurance, but since it's happened so many times, their insurance rates could go up, so they're paying out of pocket, which will cost them about $2,000.

“Which will incur costs that we really don't have. We're a nonprofit. We're trying to stay afloat, and now unfortunately we have to figure out how we can store our vehicles to keep them safe from being vandalized again, so we can stay out in the community and continue to help people,” Roberts said.

Spay and Neuter Kansas City is offering a reward to anyone who helps catch the person that did this.

Anyone who would like to donate to help repair the windows can make a donation at their website.

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