Atlanta police are on the hunt for thieves who stole thousands of dollars worth of dog food from a mom and pop shop.
James Galloway and his wife are the only people in Georgia who distribute specialty dog food Pet Chef Express. It's recognized by the white bag and sticker. Eight hundred bags of it were snatched from their warehouse.
The couple also sells the food out of their shop, Intown Healthy Hound, in Grant Park. The thieves made a 20,000 pound and $30,000 dent in their small business.
"We did this straight up from the ground up, so I know this has been sweat equity. And we really love it. Since the beginning of time, there have been people that prey on others' hard work," Galloway said.
Police think someone broke into their warehouse through a window, then used a forklift to load the food.
"I know how much labor it takes to move that, so they were there for several hours," Galloway said.
He's disheartened someone would steal from them. But even more so, he's worried about how they will get enough food for thousands of customers.
"It's not just about me. A lot of people count on us to provide a service or a product for them that they can only get from me, and that's a greater magnitude that I'm even able to comprehend at this point," Galloway said.
The current dog food supply will run out in a few weeks. Healthy Hound is trying to get an emergency shipment in, but they still haven't figured out how they'll pay for it.
Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Copyright 2012 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Friday, May 24 2013 5:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:15:34 GMT
A shuttle bus has been involved in an accident on North Loop Road near the Air Tran hanger.A tractor trailer bus hit a hotel shuttle bus.CBS Atlanta News is working to gather details. Refresh this storyMore >
A shuttle bus has been involved in an accident on North Loop Road near the AirTran hanger.More >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 11:09 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:09:07 GMT
Police in Conyers are searching for a man suspected of shoplifting.Police said the man is described as between 20-30 years old, 5'2", with a slight build and short hair, wearing a black shirt and jeans.TheMore >
The suspected shoplifter who lead police on a car chase Wednesday has been captured.More >
Friday, May 24 2013 7:39 AM EDT2013-05-24 11:39:32 GMT
Palmetto police department is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday afternoon. A 13 year old male got off of the school bus along Carlton Road and stated to police that a man approachedMore >
Palmetto Police Department is investigating an attempted abduction that occurred Wednesday afternoon. More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 6:39 PM EDT2013-05-22 22:39:41 GMT
A Decatur woman who was out with friends in Nashville, Tennessee during a bachelorette party is recovering at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, after being hit by a suspected drunk driver the nightMore >
A Decatur woman who was out with friends in Nashville, Tennessee during a bachelorette party is recovering at the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta, after being hit by a suspected drunk driver the night of the party.More >