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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Animal Care Services is asking for the public’s help after dozens of domesticated rabbits were dumped and found running loose on the city’s east side.

Animal Control Officers found more than 50 rabbits running loose in a neighborhood near 42nd Street and Post Road on Friday.

A rabbit abandoned on Indy's east side.

“With the help of volunteers from the Indiana House Rabbit Society (IHRS), our ACOs have been able to capture a majority of the rabbits,” said IACS Deputy Director Katie Trennepohl. “We are asking anyone with information on who may have dumped these rabbits to please contact IACS at”

It is unlawful for someone to abandon any animal on public or private property in the city.

At least one of the rabbits was found dead, while several others have injuries including bite wounds, eye infections, and nasal discharge.

The Indiana House Rabbit Society is working with IACS to provide supplies and ongoing care for the rabbits at the shelter.

Veterinary care is being provided by Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital, made possible by donations to the Indiana House Rabbit Society.

Anyone interested in helping to pay for the medical care of the rabbits can donate online.