UPDATE: Woman Arrested In Theft From Cheney Animal Clinic

By: Associated Press / KAKE News Email
By: Associated Press / KAKE News Email

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Authorities say a 31-year-old woman is in jail after being arrested in the theft of thousands of dollars of animal medications and supplies from a clinic in Cheney.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says it recovered most of the $20,000 in supplies stolen last week from the Cheney Animal Clinic. The medications and vaccines stolen included euthanasia solution and ketamine, an anesthetic used to make methamphetamine.

Lt. David Mattingly said most of the items were recovered from a home in Kingman County and a Wichita motel.

The theft remains under investigation.

Thursday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday morning, Veterinarian Tony Birney found the front window of his animal clinic smashed, a rock was the tool used to break the glass.

But inside the office, Tony noticed even more destruction. His clinic was torn apart, and anything from vaccines to medications, checks, cash, even dog food was stolen.

"Short term I mean it's devastating you've got a day where you can't vaccinate dogs or cats," Birney said. "Most of that stuff we can have back in less than a week, so long term it won't be a major hit, but for a couple days there it shuts you down there pretty hard."

One anesthetic stolen was ketamine, also known as 'Special K', which is used to counter the effects of methamphetamine.

"The interesting thing is there were other medications there that seem like they would have been better for a street value," said Sheriff's spokesman Lt. David Mattingly.

Today, there was a possible break in the case. Right by the east Wichita turnpike, a KTA worker found a container of veterinary supplies.

The Sheriff's department is now investigating those supplies.

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