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09/02/2016 05:58 GMT | Updated 09/02/2016 05:59 GMT

Rescued Continental Giant Rabbit, Who Is The Size Of A Dog, Needs A New Home

An animal rescue centre is appealing for a new home for one of its rabbits - who happens to be the size of a dog.

Atlas is a seven-month-old continental giant rabbit who arrived at the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) centre in Glasgow after his owners could no longer care for him.

According to the charity, it is unknown how much larger the bunny will get, but others of his breed have ended up weighing as much as 50lbs (3.5 stone) and growing to 1.2 metres long.

Unsurprisingly, the centre is hoping to pair Atlas with an owner who has plenty of living space and experience of keeping giant rabbits.

Centre manager Anna O’Donnell said in a statement: "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.

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

Anyone interested in adopting Atlas is being asked to call the SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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