The bunnies were taken from a Kitsap home where people were trying to start a rescue for rabbits when it got out of hand.

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POULSBO — Kitsap Humane Society staff has turned a dog training space into a shelter for scores of rabbits taken from a Poulsbo homeowner who became overwhelmed by their prolific breeding.

The Kitsap Sun reports animal control officers were called to the home by authorities doing a welfare check.

Kitsap Humane Society officials say authorities found an estimated 300 rabbits around the home and that the homeowner decided to surrender the animals.

Kitsap Animal Control Supervisor Chase Connolly says people at the house were trying to start a rescue for rabbits but that it got out of hand.

Officials are looking for temporary and permanent homes for the animals ranging in age from newborns to 5 years.

Director of shelter medicine Jen Stonequist says most of the bunnies are in good shape.