Abused bunny receiving treatment in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) –  A rabbit seen on a Snapchat video being abused by three teenage girls in Jacksonville is now being cared for in Tampa.

The rabbit named ‘Fuzzy Pants’ is now at the BluePearl Veterinary Partners in stable condition. Veterinarians took X-rays on Thursday and discovered several fractures.

“She is not using her right hind leg which we took some radiographs of today shows that she has several fractures  both in her right hind leg as well as in her pelvis,” said Peter Helmer of BluePearl.

Staff at the facility tell News Channel 8, they expect the rabbit to undergo surgery soon and note she is expected to make a full recovery.

Video of the three teenage girls throwing the bunny into a wall last weekend prompted outrage on social media. The three girls were arrested in Jacksonville after the video surfaced on social media sites. The three are 13 and 14 years of age.

“Our main goal is to return her to a good quality of life where she can pain free going forward,” Helmer said.

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