Volunteer at Northern Manitoba Paws in Need attacked by man trying to break into her car

A volunteer at the Northern Manitoba Paws in Need/Beastly Boutique pet shelter on Commercial Place received cuts to her face in a Nov. 4 assault by a man who she saw trying to break into her vehicle.

The assault, which was reported to RCMP around 1 p.m. Monday, occurred between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m. Nov. 4. The victim was going to her vehicle to get treats for the dogs inside when she saw the man. After she spoke to him, he threw ice chunks at her, knocked her to the ground and punched her, causing minor injuries, say Thompson RCMP, who are still trying to determine the identify of the assailant.

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The  mother of the volunteer who was attacked said in a Facebook post on Thompson Talk that her daughter had cuts on her face from the assault.

Vicki McNevin, who runs Northern Manitoba Paws in Need, said in a Facebook post that the woman wants to continue volunteering.

We rely on volunteers to help us and want them to feel safe doing so. Our hearts hurt for our volunteer and what she must feel so please help the RCMP find her attacker if you [know] any piece of information at all please call it in.”

Anyone with information about this incident can call Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

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