An animal lover has been praised by staff at a Sheffield vets for donating £300 to replace the cash stolen when a thief took a charity box.
The mystery woman, who did not want to named publicly, walked into Broomhill Veterinary Practice in Broomhill on Saturday to hand over a cheque for £300 - the same amount of money that was in a charity box stolen from the vets that week.
She had heard about the theft, which is under police investigation, and wanted to replace the missing money, which had been raised by staff and clients at a fundraising day last month and through the sale of cakes, books and raffle tickets.
The money is to be sent to the Cinnamon Trust – a national charity which helps people in the latter years of life to keep their beloved pets at home.
Charity volunteers walk dogs for housebound owners, foster pets when their owners need hospital care, buy food for animals and help clean up after them.
Shannagh Leadbetter, manager of the vets on Crookes Road, said she was overwhelmed at the generosity of the mystery woman.
“It is absolutely brilliant that somebody would do something as kind as this,” she said.
“She came in on Saturday and handed over the cheque to replace the missing money. We just want to thank her for her generosity.
“Her gesture has certainly restored my faith in humanity.”