By Leonard Kelley / Staff Writer
Only two bunnies are left at LAC, and the older one was born August 2011 near Building E, two rabbits have been neutered and the new construction will have rabbit-deterring plants, said Richard Garcia, Associate Director of Community Relations.
Alexandra Woolcott, 18, a psychology major, said, “I used to come and feed the rabbits in the LAC Quad when I was a kid.” About 410 bunnies have been adopted since March 2010, Garcia said. Bevon Neams, 18, a dance major, said, ”I feel that the rabbits are what made this school so unique. They added a feel of beauty and freedom to this school.”
Donna Prindle retired volleyball coach and P.E. teacher, co-chaired the rabbit task force with a mission to round up all the bunnies and get them ready for adoption. Interested people were provided with care packets and instructions on proper feeding details.
Also a basic training class was formed to educate new caregivers on essentials of care. Stephanie DeArda, 17, a media communications major, said, “I am happy the bunnies were adopted. The bunnies are out of harm’s way in their safe new homes.” Richard Garcia said, “The task force and rabbit center are no longer operational as the mission of relocating and protecting the rabbits has been accomplished.” Alexus Quezada, 18, a psychology major, said, “I am happy about their new homes and they will not be injured by cars or people.”
Rabbits have been at LAC for decades burring holes, causing ground trouble and made national news many times over. Sugey Medina, 18, a nursing major, said, “I would like the bunnies reintroduced. They gave me a relaxing and comfortable feeling here at the LAC.”