SPCA seeking home for Atlas, the giant rabbit
Published Tuesday, February 9, 2016 9:26AM EST
A Scottish animal shelter is searching for a home for a cuddly rabbit, but the catch is that the dog-sized bunny needs a lot of space.
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is looking for a home for a seven-month-old continental giant rabbit.
The rabbit, named "Atlas," was dropped off at the SPCA in Cardonald, Glasgow, when its owner could no longer take care of it.
The male rabbit is already about the size of a small dog, and may grow to be as long as 1.2 metres.
Continental giants, also known as German giants, were originally bred for meat in Europe. Their average lifespan is between four and five years.
Giants can weigh as little as six kilograms, or 13 pounds, but can grow to weigh as much as 20 kilograms (44 pounds).
Atlas is still growing, but its personality has already developed. The Scottish SPCA said Atlas is "inquisitive" and "makes everyone laugh with his mischievous character."
"He is a very friendly rabbit who loves attention and getting cuddles," Manager Anna O'Donnell said in a statement on the organization's website.
Because of its size, shelter workers are looking for a specific home for the rascally rabbit.
Atlas' new owner will need a lot of space, and may need a dog crate to cart the critter around. The SPCA is also looking for someone with experience with the breed.
Anyone interested in adopting the gentle giant is asked to contact the SPCA at 03000 999 999.