Someone stole nearly $16,000 in pet and livestock vaccines and medication from Cheney Animal Clinic this week, including ketamine, an anesthetic sought by meth users, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday.
Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. David Mattingly said the thief smashed a window sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning, then took about $19,658 total in veterinarian supplies, checks and cash from the clinic, 1961 S. 391st St. West in Cheney.
Among items stolen were 41 10-cc bottles of ketamine, an anesthetic the street use of which includes countering a methamphetamine high, Mattingly said.
The drug — a $123 loss for the store, he said — is also known as “Special K.”
Other sizeable losses were 15 bottles of assorted cattle vaccinations, valued at $3,000; cat and horse vaccinations with a combined value of $2,400; and $1,400 worth of Frontline Plus, a flea and tick treatment. A solution used in euthanasia, penicillin, rabies vaccinations and $3,000 cash also were stolen.
“There were other medications there that seem like they would’ve been better for a street value” that weren’t taken, Mattingly said.
“It’s just a strange mix.”
No one saw the thief, he said. The clinic sustained $500 in damage.