An English Doodle named Annie Rose has been named the winner of the fourth annual Cadbury Bunny Tryouts. Annie Rose works as a therapy dog frequenting nursing homes in Ohio to bring joy to the residents. Even as the pandemic closed visitors to the facilities, Annie still made an appearance outside the windows of the residents.
"We can't thank everyone enough for voting for our very own Annie Rose and making her the next Cadbury Bunny, especially her doodle families and friends who went over and beyond," said Lori R., Annie Rose's owner.
As the winner, Annie Rose will star in her very own commercial and receive a $5,000 prize. Furthermore, the chocolate company will donate $5,000 to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and an additional $5,000 for every incremental 5,000 votes received, up to a total donation of $20,000! Voters across the country helped to reach this goal and donate the money to this wonderful organization.
Lori added, "Our community rallied behind and supported her just as she has for them for years as a therapy dog. All of us are still shocked by the news but can't wait to get Annie Rose those iconic Cadbury Bunny ears."
For the first time, a judges panel of previous winners, Henri the English Bulldog, special needs canine Lieutenant Dan, and Betty the Tree Frog, selected the top ten finalists, and then the public selected the overall winner.
"A huge thanks goes out to all of the amazing contestants that made selecting this year's top 10 so difficult, and a big congratulations to our newest Cadbury Bunny, Annie Rose," said Teal Liu, Cadbury Brand Manager.
From all of us here at Big Barker, we would like to send a big congratulations to Annie Rose on becoming the newest Cadbury Bunny. Thank you for all the work you do bringing joy to everyone around you!
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