Police, rescue group to take 200 rabbits from homeowner

County, rescue groups to remove 200 rabbits

GRAYSON, Ga. -- Officials are stepping in to help a homeowner who admits she's overrun by bunnies.

Representatives of Gwinnett County Police, the Department of Agriculture and a rabbit rescue group visited the home on Bennett Road and found more than 200 rabbits. The owner has a website for a petting zoo and sells some of the bunnies.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Deon Washington said she isn't breaking any county ordinances, but has asked for help because she has too many of the animals.

"We will start taking them out, 10 or 20 at a time, to have them spayed and neutered and hopefully eventually adopted out to good homes," said Cpl. Washington.

It will be a group effort between Gwinnett Animal Control and a group called the Georgia House Rabbit Society since no one can house 200 rabbits overnight.

Edie Sayeg works with Georgia House Rabbit Society and saw the condition of the bunnies.

"There are 10, 12 rabbits in small cages. They can't move well. The heat is unbearable. I saw sick bunnies and feces under the cages and flies swarming." said Sayeg.

The Department of Agriculture has issued stipulations going forward that the owner not be allowed to have more than 10 rabbits at a time.

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