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Rabbit Roundup at the Rose Bowl

Two joggers reported seeing someone drop off the rabbits outside the Rose Bowl



    Bunny Roundup at the Rose Bowl

    Two joggers and an animal control officers rounded up nine rabbits dumped outside the Rose Bowl. Raw video from Thursday July 11, 2013. (Published Thursday, July 11, 2013)

    An animal services officer relied on a net and persistence to round up at least nine rabbits that were dropped off outside the Rose Bowl Wednesday night in Pasadena.

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    Two women who planned to jog around the stadium noticed someone dumping the rabbits in a wooded area at about 10 p.m. in the popular recreation area.

    "We saw bunnies all over," said one of the joggers. "We saw somebody in a truck drop them off one by one and then they left. Not even in box -- just scattered around."

    A Pasadena animal control officer responded to the site to catch the eight rabbits and their mother. Some of the rabbits scurried into bushes, but the officer -- with help from the joggers -- flushed them out and captured the bunnies in a net before placing them in cages.

    The mother and her kits are doing well, according to the Pasadena Humane Society-SPCA. They will receive health checkups and likely be available at some point for adoption.

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