Dozens of white rabbits apparently were dumped by someone along a roadside in the northwest part of Colorado Springs.
KKTV 11 News got the report of the abandoned animals Sunday night by an 11 News viewer. Our cameras went to the site, and found more than 60 bunnies scattered on the shoulder of Mark Dabling Boulevard.
KKTV 11 News has contacted the local humane society to notify them about the situation, but they said they couldn't send someone out to get the rabbits until Monday. The animal officer said it wasn't a priority.
The Humane Society said Monday the caller didn't clearly state the number of rabbits on the side of the road. They said they didn't realize how serious the situation was.
KKTV went to the Humane Society Monday afternoon and spoke with Joe Stafford the Director of Animal Law Enforcement. When we explained that we called them with specific numbers and a location he said, "My expectation is that we should have responded."
The Humane Society says a criminal investigation is now underway and a $500 reward is being offered for information.
Without the Humane Society, good Samaritans showed up at the site to help collect as many of the animals as they could. You watched that spontaneous act of kindness live on KKTV 11 News at 10:00 p.m.
We are working to find out who may have dumped the apparently domesticated animals. We'll let you know what we find out.
Many of the animals are with DreamPower Animal Rescue. You can learn more and contact the shelter at http://www.dreampower.org/ or by phone at 719-390-7838.