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Long Beach City College Gets a Grip on Its Bunny Surplus

Long Beach City College has turned a corner in a yearlong effort to deal with a soaring rabbit population, thanks to what the Press-Telegram, a local newspaper, described as an aggressive spay-and-neuter campaign. In March 2010, the two-year institution in Southern California had on its campus more than 300 bunnies, many of them abandoned by pet owners who had decided it was too much work to care for the animals. And the population was only growing since the former pets were multiplying like, well, you know what. Today, the newspaper reported, the campus’s rabbit census stands at 70. Donna Prindle, head of the college’s Rabbit Population Management Task Force, said 170 had been placed with new owners. Most of the others have been released back into the wild.

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