The Trumbull couple accused of mistreating a bunch of bunny rabbits — and trashing their rented home in the process — agreed this afternoon turn over ownership of the growing rabbit clan to the town.
Edward Tighe, 48, and his wife, Stacey, 47, formally signed an agreement in Bridgeport Superior Court, giving town animal-control officials custody of the rabbits.
Seventeen bunnies, malnourished and living in their own filth, were seized from the Tighe home on Edison Road in July. The rabbits, doing that for which they are justly renowned, now number 25.
The Tighes still face 19 counts of animal cruelty as well as a charge of criminal damage to property.
More on today’s court proceedings from staff writer Daniel Tepfer later on connpost.com and in the Connecticut Post tomorrow.