FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A Kansas City Chiefs linebacker’s donation and pleas helped replace several hundred turkeys that were stolen from Mission Solano.READ MORE: Yastrzemski's Bat, Glove Help Giants Hold Off Tigers 4-3
Chiefs player and Fairfield native James Michael Johnson donated $1,000 when he heard the shelter was robbed of several hundred turkeys.
“I figured I am in a situation where I can help, where I can give back, so that is something I wanted to do,” Johnson said.READ MORE: Garbage Truck Driver Discovers Body When Depositing Trash At Yolo County Dump
He also encouraged people to donate to the shelter.
And they did.
The mission, which normally has about 900 turkeys this time of the year how has 1,200—some of which it plans on using for Christmas.MORE NEWS: Animal Shelters See Rise of Returned Pets, Citing Affordability Concerns
The group had planned to collect nearly 1,000 turkeys to serve the homeless in the Fairfield area.