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Lindsay woman starts Go Fund Me campaign after theft of Humane Society money

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Kymie Lewis is a big-time animal lover.

So when she heard that a man walked into a business on Angeline Street North in Lindsay and stole a donation box a few days ago from a cupcake sale that was intended for the local Humane Society, she wanted to take action.

“There are a couple reasons why I did this,” she tells the Advocate.

“The Humane Society holds a big spot in my heart. I adopted one of my furry babies from there, and he was everything my family needed — and throughout the process, I got to learn a lot about what they did at the shelter and how donations can make a huge impact on the care of the animals there,” Lewis adds.

Overall, Lewis does not have a set amount she would like to raise, noting that anything will help out to replace the lost money.

“So many people put their time and effort into the event” she notes, that she just wanted to change the channel.

“I want to change the story and show that there is still so much good in our community, and that all of the work and donations…doesn’t (have to) end with a negative outcome.

The donations will go directly to the Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes and this has also been confirmed by the manager of the local shelter as well. To contribute to the fund, go here.

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Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate. He is the author of 'Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World,' and is also on the communications team of the Basic Income Canada Network. An award-winning author and journalist who grew up in Lindsay, Roderick has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Senators, and Mayors across Canada. He also wrote and published a series of books for youth about Canada's Prime Ministers as teens.

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