Dozens of rabbits found in poor care at DeKalb home

by: Mike Petchenik Updated:

DUNWOODY, Ga. - Dunwoody police looking to arrest two people on outstanding warrants got more than they bargained for, police said.

When officers went to the home on Cobb Drive a few weeks ago, officers said they found dozens of rabbits living in the home, including some just roaming the house.

“Strong odor of urine, ammonia from the animals as well as piles of feces from the animals,” Dunwoody Police Officer Tim Fecht told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik.

Fecht said officers called DeKalb County Animal control, which rescued about a dozen of the rabbits.  Another 63 were taken to a rabbit farm in Bremen, Ga., Fecht said.

“They stated they were getting the bunnies to rescue them to sell, but they obviously didn’t have the facilities to maintain them,” said Fecht of the homeowners.  “I believe some of the bunnies were in good health and hopefully they’re in a better place now.”

Police arrested Jessica Ly, Dena Guevara and Louis Massood on several charges, including cruelty to animals.

One neighbor, who didn’t want to be identified, told Petchenik he would often see a few rabbits roaming in the yard, but didn’t think anything of it.

“I just didn’t think anything was going on with animals, as far as animal hoarding or things of that nature,” the man said.  “Something I never would have thought would be going on next door.”