July 28, 2009

Group of rabbits seized from home grows

Animal Control officers in Connecticut said a group of 17 rabbits seized from a home has grown to 20 bunnies.

Officers in Trumbull said the 17 rabbits were seized July 21 from a home that contained rabbit remains and bones in its basement along with about a dozen living rabbits on the second floor in dirty cages without food or water and others wandering the house free, The Connecticut Post of Bridgeport reported Tuesday.

We are inundated with rabbits, Animal Control Officer Lynn DellaBianca said. We took in 17 and then we got three babies.

Police said they also discovered a goldfish swimming in a cooler inside the home.

Authorities said they are preparing charges against Edward and Stacey Tighe, the renters of the home at the time of the raid.