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Helpless Woman Ends Up With Over 60 Rabbits After They Breed Out Of Control

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One woman learned the hard way about the saying, "breed like rabbits." Authorities removed over 60 bunnies from a Santa Ana woman's home Tuesday night over concerns that she was hoarding animals, but she says the real problem is that the rabbits just multiplied out of control.

Santa Ana police officers responded to a complaint that the woman was hoarding rabbits in the back of a garage in a home located on 400 block of south Broadway, according to City News Service.

However, the woman told authorities that she started out with just one bunny a few years ago, and then "lost control" of the situation, where the animals quickly began breeding in what we can only imagine as the plot to some new children's movie. By the time police arrived, they found over 60 of them in the garage with ten of them pregnant. They found the bunnies living in crates, and they all seemed to be healthy.

The woman hadn't called animal control because she was afraid the bunnies would be euthanized. She agreed to give her bunnies up for adoption and has not been cited by the city, which limits a homeowner to keeping four rabbits. Animal services removed the rabbits from the home and have put them up for adoption at a shelter, according to CBS Los Angeles.

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If you're interested in adopting any of these bunnies, contact Orange County Animal Care at (714)796-6426.