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Volunteers 'devastated' after Wolverhampton animal rescue's car filled with donations is stolen overnight

A car filled with hundreds of pounds worth of donations has been stolen from a Wolverhampton animal rescue charity, volunteers say.

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CCTV image taken at the time the car was stolen

The silver Renault Clio, belonging to Wings and Paws Rescue, was taken from outside of the charity CEO's house in Oxley at around 1.17am on Saturday.

The car pictured before it was branded with Wings and Paws Rescue lettering

At the time of being taken, the car was filled with around £300 worth of donations, such as animal food and beds, as well as products to be sold in the charity's shop in Penn, including a pram and Halloween items.

The car, which has a registration plate of CX09 VCT, is used by staff and volunteer's every day to travel to the charity's shop and drop off donations, and ferry essential products to people with pets who are in need in the community.

Charity CEO Clare Vowles, first saw signs that the car had been taken upon driving home after working a late shift, when she noticed a trail of items dumped on the side of the road.