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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Here is a funny story:

Police seize rabbits -- again.

In October, Hillsboro police seized 158 live rabbits from Sakewitz's home and found nearly 100 dead ones in three freezers. She was charged with 92 counts of first-degree animal neglect and 165 counts of second-degree animal neglect.

(Well, the dead bunny part isn't really funny.)

Two days before the bunnies disappeared, Sakewitz repeatedly asked Rouches if police would return 75 of her favorites.

"She was very respectful but had a desperation, that 'I need my rabbits,' " said Rouches, who told Sakewitz she had to wait for the court to rule on the case.

The police actually were caring for 200 rabbits, not 158, due to the brief period of unexpected mating they had before the sexes were separated. (Unexpected???)

Over the weekend a worried motel clerk in Chehalis called police, Hillsboro police Cmdr. Chris Skinner said. Sakewitz, he said, had rented a moving truck, stolen the rabbits and driven to a horse farm near Chehalis along Interstate 5.

Skinner said Sakewitz checked into a motel and asked the clerk for a ride. During the drive, Sakewitz spoke so obsessively of rabbits that the clerk became concerned.

The police regained the rabbits, but:

As for the rabbits, police started with 158 but there's no telling how many they'll end up with -- especially after Sakewitz mingled the animals again.

"You see where I am going with this?" Skinner said.

R and I are very strongly reminded of the hilarious short story Pigs is Pigs.


CreoleInDC said...

Wow. Obsessive about rabbits. Wow. It takes all kinds huh? LOL!

Laura(southernxyl) said...

Yeah, just when you think you've heard it all...

CreoleInDC said...

Laurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaa! Where arrrrrrrrrrrrrrre you??????????????????