“Bunny Lady” Busted for Hopping Hotel Hutch

Oregon woman can't give up the rabbit habit

Obsessed rabbit hoarder Miriam Sakewitz, who was busted in 2006 for keeping 250 live rabbits and 100 dead ones in her home outside Portland, Oregon, has been arrested again -- this time for keeping 13 rabbits in her hotel room.

A hotel employee reported her to the police after discovering the rabbits.

Sakewitz has a long, tortured history with rabbits and the law. After her Oct. 2006 arrest for bunny hoarding, police kept the rescued rabbits in a warehouse.

But in January 2007 Sakewitz broke into the warehouse and stole some of her former pets. When police caught up with her a few days later she had eight live rabbits and two dead ones in her car, and another 130 at a nearby horse farm. She pleaded guilty to charges of animal neglect and tampering with evidence.

Under the terms of her probation, Sakewitz was forbidden to keep any animals -- even insects -- for five years. She was also ordered not to go within 100 yards of a rabbit.

In the summer of 2007 she spend three days in jail for violating her probation. At one point when a probation officer visited Sakewitz, there were no rabbits found in the house but there was a half-empty 10-pound bag of carrots.  Her attorney used the line "Carrots are human food, too," according to The Oregonian.

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