April 07, 2009 04:30 PM

The pet store that discovered a bunny with two noses hopes to find him a place at a home for the disabled so that he can act as a therapy pet, Jeromy Reynolds, manager of Purr-Fect Pets in Milford, Conn., told PEOPLE Pets.

“He’s super friendly and loves attention. He stands up for treats,” Reynolds said. “He needs to go someplace where he’s going to get a lot of attention.” He says the store has already turned down offers of up to $5,000 from collectors and animal attractions.

The rabbit came to the shop as part of a litter of six dwarf bunnies from a local hobby breeder, who didn’t even notice the extra sniffer.

Gregg Dancho, director of the Beardsley Zoo, told the Connecticut Post the two noses either come from a genetic defect, perhaps caused by inbreeding, or exposure to pesticides. Reynolds, whose store carries rabbits year-round, says the second nose is merely superficial and that a vet advised that it would cause no health problems in the future.

Next up for the bunny: a name! Purr-Fect Pets is running a contest to name the rabbit (which you can enter here); the winner gets either a $50 gift certificate to the store or a donation to a pet charity. Hop to it!

You May Like