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NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – Dozens of malnourished rabbits have been removed from an abandoned New York home and its former owner has been charged with multiple misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

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April K. Monachelli, 35, is facing six charges of animal cruelty after SCPA Humane Law Enforcement officers removed 57 rabbits from her former home on Thursday, the Niagara Gazette reported per the Niagara Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

They [SPCA] tried to help the owner get the numbers of animals down to a manageable level. At the time, 30 rabbits were moved out of the house and 10 remained. Sadly, it seems they were moved temporarily only to be brought right back to the residence after the inspection,” said the SPCA.

The Associated Press said the police were contacted after the homeowner who rented the home out to Monachelli previously, went to pay a visit. SPCA said on Facebook that it had previously removed some of the rabbits from the home last April.

Authorities found rabbits in every room of the house. Most of them were emaciated and living in filthy conditions, according to the AP. SPCA said that dead rabbits were also found buried in the backyard.

SPCA said it will be holding the bunnies for a few weeks due to the charges that have been filed against Monachelli. It is looking for foster homes for the rabbits, who range from newborns to adults. The rabbits are not yet up for adoption. More information can be found on SPCA’s website.