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Abandon a Rabbit, Pay $500 or Spend 6 Months in Jail

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Officials at Long Beach City College are looking down the rabbit hole. Actually, many holes. The college's east campus has become a haven for dumping rabbits and the population is increasing... and fast (bunnies can have about 10 babies a month). Announced Wednesday, the school said how rabbit holes are be a public safety hazard--don't trip!--and that they are digging, well, a hole in the landscaping budget. Now the bunnies are being collected so they can be spayed or neutered while an education campaign has been launched to warn against abandoning them, which is against the law, punishable by a $500 fine or six months in jail.