Dozens of living and dead rabbits found in home

(QMI Agency files)

(QMI Agency files)

Ian MacAlpine, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:51 PM ET

KINGSTON, Ont. - Police called to a Kingston, Ont., area home because of a foul odour discovered a case of animal abuse.

What they found were at least two dozen live rabbits, a reptile, some other animals, possibly guinea pigs and an undisclosed amount of dead rabbits located inside and outside of the semi-detached bungalow in Amherstview, Ont.

Loyalist OPP responded to a complaint from a neighbour about a foul odour coming from the home and contacted the fire department.

"(The OPP) requested that some of our people make entry and do a search of a residence, mainly due with the smell, they couldn't get in," said Loyalist deputy chief Fred Stephenson.

The firefighters spent 15 minutes in the residence, which was unoccupied at the time.


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