Hundreds of rabbits seized in Puyallup
Animal control confiscated approximately 223 rabbits from a facility in Puyallup and sent them to the Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce Counties.
PIERCE COUNTY, Wash. – An animal control investigation is underway after more than 200 rabbits were confiscated from a property in Puyallup on Thursday.
Pierce County Animal Control confiscated approximately 223 rabbits and sent them to the Humane Society for Tacoma County and Pierce County. This is one of the largest receptions an animal shelter has ever experienced, according to Dr. Jennifer Bennett, veterinary director of the Humane Society for Tacoma County and Pierce County.
“This is a tremendous undertaking,” Bennett said in a statement.
The rabbits differed in their ages and physical conditions are still being identified. The shelter’s veterinary staff spent the day checking the rabbit’s health.
According to the shelter, the rabbits are living in a crowded environment with limited access to care.
Pierce County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Darren Moss said the department wanted to make sure the animals were well taken care of.
“This is a situation where we can help this person, because she could be in shock and we’re going to help alleviate that, get the animals out of the property, make sure they’re taken care of. ,” said Moss.
According to Moss, the neighbors did not complain about the rabbits.
The owner will be able to ask the court to get the rabbit back.
The shelter is asking the public to consider becoming a breeder and providing a temporary home for the bunnies. The shelter says it will provide information and supplies to care for a foster rabbit. Interested residents can register on the shelter’s website.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/rabbits-confiscated-puyallup-home/281-9aca6ee9-ffd1-4ed0-aaf7-eca07e353395 Hundreds of rabbits seized in Puyallup