The collection tin was on a chain on the shop counter.
The last time Mr Edwards checked the tin, it was half full.
�I was getting excited to count it,� he said.
Mr Edwards� role at the rescue centre includes cleaning the bird cages, bobtail tanks and kangaroo enclosures.
�I was really upset when I found the collection tin was gone,� he said.
�I know how hard the volunteers work and how much the money could help the animals.�
To make a donation, call the rescue centre on 9582 3938.