Attempt to burn bunnies ‘sick’
Pet lovers Brooke and Robbie Perreau want to catch the person who tried to burn their rabbits alive on Easter Monday.
Brooke, 11, discovered newspaper ashes and burn marks around their rabbit hutch when she went to feed Bert and Snowy on Tuesday morning.
The rabbits were unharmed but Bert’s whiskers are singed.
Brooke says she was freaked out because it was obvious someone was trying to kill the bunnies.
“It was just good luck that the hutch did not properly catch on fire,” says Robbie, who calls the act sadistic.
“Could you imagine what would have happened if the cage had caught alight?
“Brooke would have been the first person to find her burnt bunnies.”
Brooke’s mother Donna says the attack was “sick”.
She says the scary thing is that Brooke has pitched a tent near the hutch.
There was also paper under the tent.
The family recalls smelling smoke at 10pm on Monday and finding the front gate open but did not see the hutch on fire.
“It’s pretty scary to think someone came on to our property while we were all inside,” says Robbie.
It’s not the first time the Perreaus have had an intruder.
A few months ago someone came in while Robbie was home alone, and one morning they found the hutch open and Snowy and Bert running around the yard.
Disgusted: Brooke Perreau with her bunny Snowy, who had a close shave when her hutch was set on fire.