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Rabbit Dies, Man Charged With Animal Cruelty

Posted August 7, 2007 1:17 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man is facing animal cruelty charges after his pet rabbit died in a cage outside his apartment.

Marcus Saylor, 20, left his pet rabbit outside in a cage in the hot weather, police said.

Police said they found the brown-and-white rabbit dead in a cage outside Saylor's apartment. The rabbit had no food or water, investigators said.

Saylor is being held in the Wake County jail on a $25,000 bond.