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Two-legged dog named Cadbury's next 'spokes-bunny'

Posted: 1:25 PM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 13:25:15-04

(WTXL) — A two-legged Treeing Walker Coonhound from Ohio has been named 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 voters decided that Lt. Dan was the only bunny fit for the job.

"The Cadbury Clucking Bunny commercial has been a perennial Easter favorite for over 30 years," said Ethan Mandel, associate brand manager for Cadbury.

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