Police: Man faces animal neglect charges after 21 dead rabbits found in Sullivan County

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David Weger

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Ind. – Police in Sullivan County arrested a man accused of animal neglect after investigators found more than a dozen dead rabbits at a residence.

David Weger, 38, faces 17 counts of abandoned and animal neglect. Police said Weger was a past renter of the property at 311 E. Washington St.

On Saturday, officers went to the property to serve a search warrant. They found four dogs, four live rabbits and 21 dead rabbits. Police said the residence had large amounts of feces and urine; there was no running water and dry animal food was scattered around the area. There was also an infestation of fleas, police said.

In addition, officers found a pair of burial sites in the backyard containing what appeared to be two bludgeoned dogs and a rabbit.

Police arrested Weger Monday night. He’s being held in the Sullivan County Jail.