Giant rabbit seeking a new home

The rabbit, which is now the size of a small dog, will need someone experienced

The rabbit, which is now the size of a small dog, will need someone experienced

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IT IS a hare-raising problem for staff at a Scottish animal welfare centre, currently caring for a new arrival.

For a giant rabbit the same size as a small dog is now in need of a new home after his previous owner was no longer able to look after him.

Workers at the Scottish SPCA centre in Cardonald are looking after seven-month-old Atlas, but need to find him a permanent place to live.

However, due to his size, a standard rabbit hutch will not do - with whoever takes him on told that they need plenty of space to care for him, as he could still grow further.

Centre manager Anna O’Donnell said, “Atlas is already about the size of a westie and is still young with some growing to do.

“He is a very friendly rabbit who loves attention and getting cuddles. Atlas is also an inquisitive boy who makes everyone laugh with his mischievous character.

“We are looking for a specific home for Atlas due to his breed and size. A standard rabbit hutch won’t do so his new owner will need plenty of space for him.”

She added: “Atlas needs an owner with the knowledge to properly care for him, so ideally someone who has kept a continental giant before.”

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