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RAYMOND, Wash. -- A Pacific County animal shelter hopes to benefit from one of the state's most notorious fugitives.

While Colton Harris-Moore, also known as the Barefoot Bandit, was running from the law in May of 2010, he stopped at Vetter's Animal Hospital in Raymond.

He left $100 and a note reading, Drove by, had some extra cash. Please use this money for the care of animals.

It was signed by Harris-Moore, who added, AKA Barefoot Bandit, Camano Island, Washington.

At the time, the 19-year-old was wanted for a series of break-ins and car, boat and airplane thefts.

A month later he was arrested and later sentenced to seven years in prison.

Earlier this year the veterinarian at the hospital was given the cash and copies of the police reports.

We're hoping we can make a thousand dollars, maybe more, said Dr. Gina Lewis, the veterinarian at Vetter's Animal Hospital.

Lewis has framed the cash and the police paperwork documenting Harris-Moore's fingerprints were found on the cash.

She plans on putting the items for sale on eBay to raise money for Raymond's animal shelter, the Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA).

We've had a lot of feral cat projects that get very expensive, said Lewis, who is on HAVA's board.

Lewis said she has heard from critics saying she should not help a criminal get his wish. She hopes that does not keep anyone from buying the items.

Just because he has a tender heart for animals does not mean other people shouldn't support that, said Lewis.

We're just going to feed animals, added Lewis, Get them healthy and find them new homes.

Interested buyers can now bid on the items on eBay.

Related links:

eBay auction of Colton Harris-Moore items


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