(KCEN) -- A bizarre early morning break-in left the Humane Society of Central Texas trashed.
After breaking in, the vandals went straight to the cat and dog areas and let 40 of them out of their cages.
And after a few hours of running around, the ground was not only covered with trash, but also with feces.
The break-in happened around 4 this morning.
First the vandals jumped a fence and cut through a window screen.
From there they were able to push the window up and make their way into the cat area. They took the cats and kittens out their cages and threw everything on the floor.
Then they went to the employee lockers and did the same.
The dog area came next. Small dogs like Chihuahuas and big dogs like pit bulls were all let loose in the same area, making it a stressful morning for many of them.
Humane Society Executive Director Don Bland said, "There were some of the smaller ones that were definitely traumatized cause they were running loose with large dogs. And some of these were little lap dogs."
Bland also said he believes the vandals were trying to steal a dog but were frightened off when an animal control officer arrived.
They were also trying to steal cat and dog food, as well as a kennel.
Humane Society workers cleaned up the mess. They said none of the animals were physically hurt and are now able to be adopted.