A large quantity of meat which may have been stolen from the back of a truck in Queensland will end up benefiting local animal carers.
Security camera footage which captured the alleged theft in Gympie on Thursday shows an SUV pulling up before a person enters the truck and passes down a number of boxes.
Another man is seen fumbling with the packages and dropping some on the ground before loading them into the car.
The refrigeration truck was unmarked and parked near a processing facility when the alleged theft happened, at about 2.30am.
Police searched a Gympie property on Saturday where they seized "a quantity of meat" and made one arrest.
A 44-year-old man was charged with enter premises and wilful damage, and investigators are appealing for information to identify others they believe are involved.
The recovered meat will be donated to the local RSPCA.