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    New Zealand - Rabbit sprayed with lighter fluid, set ablaze

    Animal control officials are looking for witnesses to identify the person responsible for pouring lighter fluid on a pet bunny and setting him on fire in the backyard of a West Vallejo home. The sadistic Oct. 1 attack left the young male New Zealand mix rabbit with severe burns, which will most likely cause him to lose his ears.

    Officials have an idea who attacked the bunny, a male juvenile, but need a witness statement to move forward with charges, said David Sidie, Benicia Vallejo Humane Society's director of animal control.


    Meanwhile, the bunny, named Phoenix after the mythical bird who rose from the ashes, is being fostered in Mill Valley by a rabbit rescue group.





    "This is one of the worst acts of animal cruelty I've seen and to such a nice rabbit. It makes you cry," said Marcy Schaaf, of Richmond-based House Rabbit Society, a national nonprofit rabbit rescue group. "I'm very disappointed. I'm hoping someone will come forward. I'm sure somebody wants to talk É I would like to see charges pressed. It's important to educate people that animal cruelty like this shouldn't be tolerated."

    Phoenix was found with charred fur and cigarette burns singeing his white-and-black coat Oct. 1, by a neighbor of the owner, who lives on Rodgers Street. The rabbit still smelled of lighter fluid and his fur was tinged brown from the liquid, Sidie said.


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    omg

    This made me cry.
    Having recently lost my own beloved bunny, I can Not Stand to hear of intentional cruelty to these wonderful animals. And they aren't capable of making much noise, so they couldn't scream like another animal.

    This will truly give me nightmears.

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    I'm sorry pook... but the good news is this rabbit will be okay and hopefully find a good home


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    Merciful Heaven! What is WRONG with some people? This makes me sick.



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