NEW RICHMOND, Ohio -- A two-legged dog from New Richmond, Ohio, is now a star after he was named the 2020 Cadbury Bunny.
After becoming a social media sensation and an inspiration to many, the dog named Lieutenant Dan has received the recognition he deserves.
Besides Lt. Dan, there was a mini-horse, a pig, a llama, a hamster, a duck and two cats who tried out for the title.
The Ohio coonhound is named after the character in “Forrest Gump” who lost his leg during the Vietnam War.
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Lieutenant Dan’s owners, who adopted him from a rescue, describe him as having a “joy for life that is infectious and inspiring” and despite being born different, said he hasn’t been slowed down one bit.
The pup is already a star, with more than 6,000 followers on the Instagram account created for him.
This story was originally published by Kaylyn Hlavaty at WEWS.