Family Fights to Keep 20 Pound Pet Bunny
By STAFF REPORTS / CTNow
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (CTNow) — A local man is fighting town hall so that his 7-year-old daughter can keep her pet, a 20 pound rabbit.
The town’s zoning rules classify Sandy the rabbit as livestock. Josh Lidsky maintains the rabbit is his daughter Kayden’s pet, and said she’s cried every day since a letter arrived from the town hall ordering his family to get rid of the animal.
The town’s zoning enforcement officer contends the family’s property is not the minimum two acres to have livestock. There’s also a complaint from a neighbor about blight on the Lidsky property.
Josh Lidsky said Sandy is a part of the family.
North Haven First Selectman Michael Freda said the town is not trying to deprive Lidsky’s daughter of her pet, but to enforce town zoning rules. The Lidsky’s can request a variance from the zoning board of appeals to keep the rabbit, he said.
The town must also address the blight issues raised by the neighbor. “There are a lot of issues at this resident’s home,” he said.