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FOX 10: Arizona Humane Society Rescues 227 Rabbits & Bunnies from Hoard Conditions

Written by: Kimberly Ring

News Highlights:

  • On Wednesday, August 5, the Arizona Humane Society's Field Rescue Team assisted Gilbert Police Department on a case involving 227 rabbits and bunnies living in horrific conditions. The AHS rescue team consisted of 11 team members, along with Gilbert Police, spent nearly five hours removing the animals from the scene and transporting them to AHS where eight other team members awaited their arrival.
  • The Gilbert Police Department is handling the ongoing investigation.
  • Almost one year ago today, AHS, in partnership with Gilbert Police, removed 166 rabbits from this same residence. The August 2019 case remains ongoing today.
  • Last year, AHS responded to nearly 80 large-scale intake cases, involving 10 animals or more, and resulting in more than 1,800 animals getting a second chance at a good life.

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