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Man gets 90 days in animal abuse case involving 6 dead rabbits

Khuong Anh NguyenA Garden Grove man charged with keeping bulldogs and rabbits in filthy conditions in his home pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor animal cruelty charge.

Khuong Anh Nguyen, 35, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years of informal probation, according to online Orange County Superior Court records.

Seven felony counts of animal cruelty against Nguyen were dismissed, the records show. 

Six newborn rabbits were found drowned in urine and rainwater inside cages when police went to Nguyen's home Dec. 14, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a statement this month.

Prosecutors had alleged that Nguyen tied a female bulldog's legs with rubber bands so tight that they cut into the animal's skin and stopped blood circulation.

The dog was nursed back to health by county veterinarians, the district attorney's office said. Four other bulldogs were allegedly found in unsanitary conditions.

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Photo: Khuong Anh Nguyen. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

 
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