• Police: Charges expected after attempted pet rabbit drowning


    RAYMOND, N.H. - New Hampshire officials say animal cruelty charges are expected following the discovery of a rabbit with a rope around its neck in a river.

    Raymond police said kayakers found the rabbit struggling in the Lamprey River late Sunday afternoon. They said the rope around the rabbit's neck was attached to a five-pound weight.

    Matthew Cobb, a veterinarian, told WMUR-TV that the treatment of the rabbit was "sick." He said the rabbit swallowed a lot of river water but is recovering.

    Police said the rabbit is a pet, and animal cruelty charges are pending against a juvenile. The investigation is continuing.

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