• Nearly 200 rabbits seized from Gwinnett County business

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News was there as nearly 200 rabbits arrived at the Gwinnett County Animal Shelter. 

    Channel 2's Matt Belanger watched as animal control workers removed the cages of rabbits from Pet Parties Plus on Bennet Road in Grayson.

    The State Department of Agriculture issued a stop order against the businesses for not being properly licensed.

    "She voluntarily gave up the rabbits she reached out to us for help," Gwinnet County police Corporal Dion Washington said.

    Washington said the woman who runs the petting zoo business will not be charged with a crime.

    The owner told police the rabbits multiplied too quickly.

    "None of the rabbits are in any condition that would indicate animal cruelty," Washington said. "The animals are fine even the animals that remain at the property are okay."

    County workers built temporary cages to help veterinarians sort the male and female rabbits.

    The rabbits will be given antibiotics and will also be spayed or neutered.

    "We have a lot of volunteers who came forward for the spay and neuters, so we are forecasting that the direct cost to Gwinnett County will be minimal," Washington said.

    The adoption fee is $10 a rabbit and the rabbits should be ready for adoption the first week of August.

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