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Rabbit rescue after someone dumps pet bunnies

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Pet bunnies in the South Bay have been hopping around all over the place. So far, around thirty bunnies have been spotted and it's not clear who has been abandoning them.

The problem is the bunnies cannot survive in the wild and there is now a rush to rescue them.

Amy Spintman with the San Diego Rabbit Society said the first report came out of a neighborhood in Bonita. Then, reports of another group of rabbits in Chula Vista and then one more by Discovery Park.

"I got some people together and we went out to the site to help rescue some of the rabbits. At the time, we found about ten to 15 rabbits. There's three different locations, but they've all been in about a week-in-a-half. They have some similar characteristics so we have reason to believe they were dumped by the same person," said Spintman.

Around 30 pet rabbits have been found, and until they can find permanent homes, foster families have stepped up. There are still around five rabbits loose in Discovery Park and that is a problem.

"They don't know how to survive in the wild. They don't know what to eat. The domestic rabbits have no defense against coyotes. They don't have a water source for them, so they're definitely at risk out there," said Spintman.

The question now is, who abandoned the rabbits? Spintman believes someone may have received an Easter gift that has kept on giving.

If you run across one of the rabbits you can call animal control, or the San Diego House Rabbit Society.

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