Lewis was so concerned over the creature's welfare, she asked the vagrant what he was going to do with the animal, to which he replied, "Don't know - probably eat it." But Lewis was so shocked at the prospect she gave the man 100 dollars and told him to spend it on food for himself.
A pal has said that the 24-year-old has since adopted the rabbit and taken it to live in her Hollywood Hills home. "Leona is the proud owner of a new white rabbit called Melrose which she is keeping in her garden," the Sun quoted the pal as saying.
"She was shopping on Melrose Avenue last week when she spotted it being kept on a lead by a homeless man. She didn't think life on a lead was any way for a rabbit to live - then when he said he was going to eat it she knew she had to save it. Now it has the run of her garden without the fear of being cooked for dinner," the pal added.