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Food and water dishes thrown out for bunnies near Las Vegas complex

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jan 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-21 16:08:31-05

Hundreds of bunnies are roaming outside of a mental health complex near Charleston and Jones boulevards. And the local group that takes care of them is upset after someone threw out their food and water dishes.

Stacey Taylor is in charge of the group Bunnies Matter in Vegas Too. She and a few dozen volunteers take care of the 800 homeless bunnies near the complex.

The bunnies have been reproducing on the property for 15 years. Stacey and her group have been actively trying to remove them and adopt them out for the past four years.

"It seems like every time we get close to a solution or helping [the bunnies], we get interference from the State or their employees," said Stacey. "There's been a lot of obstacles."

The latest obstacle - someone threw out a handful of water and food dishes.

"It's just sad that instead of allowing us to move [the bunnies] or saying, 'Hey, could you move them over there?' She decided just to throw away our stuff," Stacey continued. She also said that by taking away their dishes, it's only prolonging the process of getting the bunnies healthy enough to be spayed/neutered and rescued.

"No one wants to walk through bunny poop. I totally understand that. But it is what it is," Stacey said. "They're going to poop regardless if they have [their food dishes] or not, so throwing these away - it was just malicious. That's how I feel."

The State tells 13 Action News the issue was addressed, and State employees were told not to touch the bowls in the future.