Fairfax County Animal Shelter gets custody of Petland rabbits


Just a few days after the Petland in Fairfax, Virginia closed because of alleged animal abuse to rabbits following an undercover investigation headed by the Humane Society of the United States, the rabbits are headed elsewhere.

The City of Fairfax Police have given custody of all of the rabbits from the petland to the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. This is apart of process to help the rabbits rehabilitate to get them adjusted into a new setting.
An animal shelter official says people can come to the shelter to adopt these rabbits very soon.

“We did get custody of the 17 rabbits from the Petland store closure, but they have all been sent to foster homes to get some tender, love and care for the next 2 to 3 weeks, but they’ll hopefully be available for adoption after that time,” said Amanda Novotny, Animal Shelter communications manager. 

The Petland in Fairfax is still under investigation by the City of Fairfax Police. 

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