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March 11, 1991 | LILY DIZON
Three families in a densely wooded area were on the lookout for mountain lions this weekend after they woke up Saturday morning to find their pet rabbits mauled and large paw prints on their lawns. A representative of the Orange County Animal Shelter told the concerned families that the sets of tracks on their lawns belong to a mountain lion and her cub, the families said Sunday.
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March 22, 1988 | ANDREA ESTEPA, Times Staff Writer
The driver of a flatbed truck carrying hundreds of rabbits was killed Monday when his vehicle veered off Interstate 5 and crashed into a parked tractor-trailer in Carlsbad. The 48-year-old driver, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, died instantly, San Diego County coroner's deputies said. About 40 of the roughly 800 rabbits were killed, and about 200 others were sprung from their cages by the impact.
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October 25, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Ojai woman who lived with 20 rabbits in a minivan and kept 70 more in a squalid barn was found guilty this week of failing to care for the animals. Prosecutors said Norma Keyzers, 60, hoarded rabbits, many of which suffered from disease, broken backs, broken necks, open wounds and chewed ears. Deputy Dist. Atty. Thomas Connors, who prosecutes animal abuse cases for Ventura County, said Keyzers still doesn't believe she abused the animals.
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March 30, 1999 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bunnies grow up to be rabbits. There. It seems obvious, but that is what Rabbit Rescue volunteers say people don't realize when they buy bunnies at Easter. All year, the rescuers retrieve rabbits that have been dumped at shelters and catch them in parks after they have been abandoned. They put them up in houses throughout Orange County or a small shelter in Paramount until they can find permanent homes for them. But now comes the rush season: Easter.
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June 25, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A few years back the focus was on Marilyn Barletta, the so-called cat woman of Petaluma, Calif., who was found to have been keeping 196 felines in her home. In the last week, also in Petaluma, nearly 1,000 rats were discovered in filthy conditions in the home of Roger Dier. And Friday, in South San Francisco, a man with a soft spot for bunnies was reported to the local humane society. When animal welfare workers arrived at his home, they discovered 80 rabbits chewing on bagels and cauliflower.
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May 4, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The call came early in the morning from a weeping elderly woman. She wanted to report an impending rabbit massacre at Leisure World in Seal Beach. Angel Howansky of Los Alamitos told the woman she hadn't reached the police, but instead had dialed a private number. The woman was inconsolable, insisting she had the right number for the police and that something had to be done. By the end of that Tuesday morning call, Howansky was hooked.
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June 27, 2001 | SCOTT MARTELLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It seems the retirees of Laguna Woods will go to great lengths to save the bunnies--including acts of underground resistance. Few involved will talk about it, but over the last several weeks, a loose coalition of senior citizens--call it the Rabbit Resistance League--has resumed a campaign of purloining poison bait boxes set out for the wild rabbits that have been devouring the landscape at the Leisure World retirement complex.
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April 19, 2002 | KENNETH REICH
A large strike force of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, carrying a search warrant, raided a rented home Thursday in Mar Vista and removed more than 250 rabbits, many of them injured and some dead. Madeline Bernstein, president of the SPCA's Los Angeles chapter, said it appeared that the woman who lived there had begun "a collection of rabbits and then allowed the animals to multiply without control." Neighbors had complained of a stench.
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October 20, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Norma Catherine Keyzers, an Ojai woman whose profound interest in rabbits left her homeless and living in a van, is on trial for allegedly neglecting 90 of the fuzzy-eared animals. The 60--year-old woman was arrested June 20 by Ventura County Humane Society officers after they found her at an Oxnard barn with 70 rabbits in poor condition. Another 20 rabbits lived with her in her van.
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