Bailey was found as a stray in a parking lot in Livermore, California, when she was just 3 years old, Joan Wegner, a volunteer with the East Bay Rabbit Rescue, told The Dodo. The woman who found Bailey decided to take her home and try to make Bailey bond with the two rabbits she already owned.
However, the chemistry just wasn't there for Bailey - and despite her owner's good intentions, Bailey did not receive the best care. At the time, Bailey had not been spayed, which only added to her aggressive behavior.
Furthermore, she was kept in a small cage that was not cleaned very often, as evidenced by Bailey's toenails, which were "crumbly," according to Wegner. So, the woman brought Bailey to East Bay.
"By the time [Bailey's previous owner] called our rescue, Bailey really needed rescue - again," Wegner said. "We had her fixed, which often alleviates aggressive behavior, but she still didn't mellow."