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Two-legged dog might be Cadbury's next 'spokes-bunny'

Posted at 9:26 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 21:29:15-05

(WTXL) — A two-legged Treeing Walker Coonhound from Ohio is a finalist to be the next Cadbury bunny.

The dog named Lieutenant Dan, has been walking with only his front two legs for most of his life. His rear legs were removed shortly after birth.

Lieutenant Dan was chosen as one of 10 finalists competing for the annual national contest/commercial spot for Cadbury.

Cadbury issued a casting call for all pets, each vying for the opportunity to be in this year's iconic Cadbury Clucking Bunny Easter commercial.

Thousands of household pets from across the nation applied. But only a few were chosen as finalists.

"The Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial has been a perennial Easter favorite for over 30 years," said Ethan Mandel, associate brand manager for Cadbury." After last year's newest edition, featuring Henri the bulldog, and the overwhelming positive feedback we've received, we decided to bring back the bunny tryouts."

This year fans will have the chance to cast their vote to help select the newest and cutest 'spokes-bunny.'

Not only will the lucky winner star in the iconic Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial, but they will also receive a $5,000 cash prize.

You can cast your vote here.