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Bunnies still multiplying near Charleston, Jones

Posted at 7:07 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 22:07:46-05

Back in June, Contact 13 Investigates told you about tax money being used to handle a bunny colony growing out of control near Charleston and Jones boulevards.

The state spent $17,000 in tax money to try and rescue the bunnies, but now in February, the problem has only gotten worse.

13 Action News spotted dozens of bunnies still there, despite warnings from signs that were posted advising people not to drop off their unwanted pets.

The penalty could be up to 6 months in jail -- but that doesn't seem to be enforced as the bunnies continue to multiply.

Facebook groups like "Bunnies Matter in Vegas Too" are working to help the bunnies, feeding them snacks and water.

Animal advocates like Doug Duke with the Nevada SPCA says the problem isn't just impacting the bunnies' abilities to get adopted, it's also leading to more coyotes in valley neighborhoods looking for prey.

That means the coyotes aren't just hurting pet rabbits but also dogs and cats.