City orders girl, 7, to get rid of her pet rabbit

Kayden Lidsky with her rabbit 
By: Shifra Unger 

(Scroll down for video) Seven-year-old Kayden Lidsky of North Haven, Connecticut, is heartbroken after the town ordered her to remove her pet rabbit that weighs over 20 pounds.

The girl took care of her pet rabbit named Sandy, for three years. She is very attached to the rabbit.

“My bunny Sandy is my best friend, she lays with me in bed sometimes," Kayden said.

The city claims that the reason for the cease and desist order is because the family property is not big enough to hold animals. The family zoning laws do not allow livestock or rabbits on lots that are less than two acres.

“A bunny is not a violent animal, it's a caged creature that all it does is give love to our family," said the child's father Joshua Lidsky.

The family is fighting the order in court. They hope to be able to keep their young daughter’s beloved pet bunny.