Nearly 400 rabbits found in feces riddled garage
June 12, 2013 fox59.com
littered the walls and floors of a small garage on the city’s south side when
Indianapolis Animal Care and Control arrived on the scene Tuesday.
Officials found nearly 400 rabbits living in the deplorable conditions at a home
in the 7000 block of Alston Drive. Dozens of rabbits were shoved into rusted
cages, many without food or water.
The rabbits were bred for three main purposes: to be shown, to be eaten and to
be sold in pet shops.
animals weren’t just inside the home’s garage, though. A shed housed several
cages and dozens more rabbits. The conditions were the same as inside the
garage, officials said.
Animal Care and Control said this is not the first time they have been called to
The breeder, Richard Cartheuser, has been warned before. Cartheuser is not just
a breeder, though. He is also listed as the vice president of the National Mini
Rex Rabbit Club. The animals are being taken to be evaluated. It’s not clear if
the breeder will face any charges.
Animal Care and Control will facilitate the rabbits’ recovery and possible
adoption after their investigation concludes.
June 20, 2013
Owner of 375 rabbits only gets 15
Cartheuser will have to be watched closely or he’ll be back in business again.
That’s what he does – exploits and profits off the backs of these little
creatures. Whether they were sold as meat, as pets, as “feeders” for reptiles,
or displayed at “rabbit shows”, it was and is always about the bottom line.
1,000 animals rescued from
horrific backyard breeding operation, Houston; over 200 outside Dallas; 92
rabbits & hamsters near Calgary, member of ARBA; Spokane animals seized,
exploited as multi-purpose objects; Ohio cruelty
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