Meet the police rabbit who is on call to make sure your family doesn’t steal any of your chocolate this Easter.
Speaking fur real though, Percy is officially the newest staff member of the Yuba City Police Department in California.
He is set to work as a ‘wellness officer’ after he was found lost and by himself on the street in October last year.
Officer Ashley Carson was on patrol when she discovered the bunny on Percy Avenue – his namesake – and picked him up to protect him.
’In order to ensure the rabbit’s safety, Officer Carson picked him up, realizing how docile and friendly he was’, the force explained in a statement.
‘The rabbit was taken to animal control but was not claimed by his family.’
When Percy was later put up for adoption, the force jumped – or should we say, hopped – at the opportunity.
Days before Easter Sunday, they announced the rabbit’s promotion to wellness officer, which sees him support officers with cuddles.
Releasing some adorable pictures of Percy on Facebook on Wednesday, the force said: ’We would like to introduce Wellness Officer Percy. YCPD has a wellness program for both employees and their families.
‘Our wellness program promotes the importance of prioritizing mental and physical health, providing tools and resources to reduce stress and create a positive foundation for well-being.
‘Officer Percy lounges at the police department during the day and is a support animal for all.’
Most staff members ‘enjoy his company, while some are still getting used to the idea of a rabbit being inside a police department’, they added with a laughing emoji.
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