Look, I’m going to give you a couple minutes to get all the puns out of your system, and that includes “Oh Hoppy Day!” and “Hop Hop Hooray!” and “hopstacles” and something about “snow bunnies” and maybe even “what a hare-brained idea,” because, yes, this story is something that is just itching for that treatment. Apparently during last night’s impending snowstorm, one Gowanus pet-owner refused to bring their many, many rabbits from the backyard and into the house, which lead the the NYPD heroically rescuing or ruthlessly stealing them, depending on who you ask.
Rabbit owner Dorota Trec told DNA Info that about 20 police officers descended on her home to confiscate the rabbits last night during the impending blizzard. She was not arrested, nor was any enforcement measure taken against her.
Police told the Daily News that the confiscation came after multiple calls from witnesses. At around 2 p.m, cops were called to the property to tell Trec to bring her animals inside to shelter them from the storm. At 7:30 pm, the cops were called again after Trec refused to comply, and seized 74 rabbits from her backyard. They were brought to the city’s Animal Care and Control office to be treated. It’s unclear if they’ll be returned to Gowanus. Hoppy Tuesday.