SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Animal control officials rescued 47 rabbits from an extended-stay hotel in Illinois, authorities said.
The rabbits were discovered over the weekend in suburban Schaumburg, WGN-TV reported. A woman was living in the room with the animals, the television station reported.
The hotel, which was not identified, stopped providing room-cleaning services in March 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, WGN reported.
Fifteen of the rabbits were pregnant, WFLD reported.
According to the television station, the woman began with three rabbits — one was neutered. However, by last weekend the number of bunnies had grown to 47, ranging in age from a week old to 2 years old, the television station reported.
“Rabbits reproduce just like they say they do,” One Tail at a Time wrote. “So well-meaning people can end up in a really scary mess in a really short amount of time. We’re not here to judge, but we are here to help.”