Archive for Friday, June 19, 2009

Woman obsessed with rabbits again arrested

June 19, 2009

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— Washington County’s “Bunny Lady” is back in the hutch after violating a court order banning her from owning animals for five years.

Miriam Sakewitz, 47, was arrested Tuesday at a hotel in the Portland suburb of Tigard after an employee reported finding rabbits hopping around in her room.

Problems for Sakewitz started in October 2006 when police in Hillsboro, about 15 miles west of Portland, found and confiscated nearly 250 rabbits in her home, including about 100 dead ones in freezers and refrigerators.

Police said she broke into the facility where the survivors were being cared for in January 2007 and stole most of them back. Authorities found her a few days later in Chehalis, Wash., with eight live rabbits and two dead ones in her car. Another 130 rabbits were recovered at a nearby horse farm.

Sakewitz was sentenced in April 2007 to five years probation and was banned from owning or controlling animals. She also was told not to go within 100 yards of a rabbit.

Comments

MeAndFannieLou 5 years, 10 months ago

Thumpin' is seriously wrong with that woman!

bad_dog 5 years, 10 months ago

OK consumer1, you tried the "carrot" approach...

Hmm, let's see...

Ms. Sakewitz: Has a rabbit foot fetish? Wants new Animal Planet reality TV show to rival John and Kate plus 8? Is a charter member of Bunny Defense League? Is really a struggling writer/conspiracy theorist that plans to write a new "Warren Report"?

Flap Doodle 5 years, 10 months ago

"Is really a struggling writer/conspiracy theorist that plans to write a new “Warren Report”?" Snort! Good one, bad_dog.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 10 months ago

She was arrested after someone spotted rabbits hopping around in her room? So, where did she get all these rabbits? This is not really very funny, these are living beings that are being mistreated. However: She also was told not to go within 100 yards of a rabbit. How do you enforce that? Rabbits hide pretty good, you could be within that distance of one, all unawares. I just want to know where she got all the rabbits.

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