Not long after adopting Charles, Strachota began volunteering with Special Bunny, where she met George. She'd been wanting to adopt a friend for Charles but hadn't found a bunny he'd gotten along well with. Until George.
"I had been in the market for a friend for Charles, but dates hadn't gone well," Strachota said. "George returned to the shelter from a brief stint in a foster home and we thought, 'Why not try?' George groomed him from nose to tail. My heart melted."
Strachota arranged a final meeting between the two bunnies to ensure a good fit - but then tragedy struck. Charles became seriously ill and passed away a day later. The couple was heartbroken, and decided to adopt George in memory of Charles, as he was the only bunny who had gotten along with Charles.