A 20-pound Flemish rabbit named Sandy can stay with her human family in North Haven, Conn., after city officials changed a zoning rule that might have meant the family would have to get rid of her.
The town ordinance, passed 50 years ago, barred anyone from keeping rabbits or other livestock on properties of less than two acres. The Lidsky family ran into trouble after a complaint was made about their property, and the town’s zoning officer issued a cease-and-desist order under the anti-livestock zoning rule.
However, when the story went national, the town was inundated with emails and phone calls and a petition of more than 4,400 signatures, prompting administrators to revamp the ordinance to allow rabbits to be kept as pets.
Read more about Sandy and the Lidsky family here.