Crash, A One-Eyed Rescue Cat, Is Cadbury's Easter "Bunny" for 2023
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Crash, a one-eyed rescue cat from Boise, Idaho, has won the 2023 Cadbury "Bunny" Tryouts. The 8-year-old feline will star in an Easter commercial for Cadbury's chocolate eggs and be inducted into the "Bunny Tryouts Hall of Fame." He will also receive a cash prize of $5,000 for himself. Another $5,000 will be given to Simply Cats, the rescue center where Crash resides. They plan to use all the funds to help other animals in need.
Patty Cutler, the executive director at Simply Cats, stumbled upon Crash in 2018, while heading to work. The cat had been hit by a car and left with a broken jaw and leg. His right eye had also been damaged. Cutler rushed the injured cat to an animal clinic.
The doctors were unable to save his eye. But six surgeries later, Crash was healthy enough to be brought to Simply Cats. The rescue center had initially intended to put the cat up for adoption. But they fell in love with his outgoing personality and decided to make him an ambassador for Simply Cats.
When Simply Cat staff members heard that the Cadbury's Bunny Tryout competition was seeking rescue pets, they decided to enter Crash. On March 21, 2023, Cadbury announced that fans nationwide had overwhelmingly voted for the adorable one-eyed cat.
Crash is the first cat to win the prestigious contest. Previous winners include Henri, the English Bulldog, and Betty the Frog.
Resources: Prnewswire.com, CNN.com, Nypost.com
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- kittykitty102 daysAwww.I love cats SO much ! I'm glad he's happy again. GO Crash!
- mllystar16 daysoof now i want cadbury eggs :,D
- mllystar16 daysguys, just letting you know, the missing eye doesnt hurt him so dont feel sorry. yes its sad that he has had a very sad past, what matters now is that the little nugget is happy now :D
- taffy_laffy16 daysits so cool how they saw a cat ineed and helped it!
- tealgurlslays17 daysSOOOOOOO CUTE!! Hope he feels beter!
- bling_bling19 daysi hope he hels
- mega_1d_lover19 daysHe is cute but i feel bad for him. He broke his leg, jaw and lost an eye, it makes me so sad. I am glad he is ok.
- addyharriszwick20 daysAhhhhhh i love cats soooooooo much and i whouldnt care if it was a fake bunny it soooo cute
- viridiana127827 daysThis cat was so a cuteeee idc if its a fake bunny its cute
- duckloverabout 1 monthAnd it deserves to be the bunny even if it isnt one!