What? These rabbits--confiscated from the breeder in Watseka--can't believe it!
Breeder Paul Kraft has filed an appeal, asking for the return of at least 25 rabbits taken into custody by the humane investigators of South Suburban Humane Shelter.
No date for the next round of hearings has been set yet. But Kraft is receiving monetary donations from fellow breeders, who are hoping to appeal this case to the Circuit Court, moving it from Springfield back to the county where Watseka is. Kraft and fellow breeders are hoping for a more sympathetic judge there.
Meanwhile, the care of the 170+ rabbits--with more expected soon when the expecting moms deliver their litters--rests on Red Door, Chicago House Rabbit Society, Indiana House Rabbit Society, and SSHS.