More Than 100 Dead Rabbits Found In Clatskanie, OR

Yesterday, investigators from the Oregon Humane Society discovered more than 100 dead rabbits at what appeared to be a commercial breeding operation in Clatskanie, a town approximately 60 miles north of Portland.

Investigators seized 33 live rabbits from the rural property and brought them to the OHS shelter in Portland on Friday, August 27th.

The rabbits at the property were breeds typically used for pets and for show.

The rabbits were seized after OHS Investigators and a Columbia County Sheriff Deputy served a search warrant on the property at 78802 Rantala Road in Clatskanie. Columbia County Animal Services aided in the investigation and rescue of the live animals.

The dead rabbits were found concealed in bags buried under a large pile of rabbit feces. The cause of death is still under investigation.  

Public’s Help Sought

The public is urged to call a special Oregon Humane Society tip line if they have any information relating to the identity of the owner. Call (503) 285-7722 ext. 412 to leave any information related to the case.

OHS is searching for the owner of the rabbits, whose identity is not known at this time.

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