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Iowa law enforcement seeks thief who took prized rabbit

This news story was published on July 25, 2015.
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INDEPENDENCE, IOWA – A Netherland Dwarf rabbit reported stolen from the Buchanan County Fairgrounds in Independence during the Buchanan County Fair has been found safe and returned to the owner, but law enforcement still seeks the thief.

On Thursday, July 09, 2015, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies received a report of a rabbit named “Victor” that had been removed from its locked cage and stolen during the Buchanan County Fair. Deputies conducted an investigation and gathered information. The rabbit was a fair entry by the Sweeney family under Alivia Sweeney.

On Thursday, July 23, 2015 at approximately 7:00 pm, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office received a call from personnel at Pipestone Veterinary Clinic in Independence that a similar looking rabbit was located outside the veterinary building. Deputies arrived and took possession of the rabbit. The Sweeney family was contacted to make positive identification. The family arrived and the rabbit was safely returned. It appears that unknown person(s) dropped the rabbit off at the veterinary clinic and left.

The theft remains under investigation.

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  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 26, 2015 at 5:45 am

    I wouldn’t consider this a theft maybe an accident by the owner possibly not latching the cage. Good citizens dropping it off at the clinic.