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Basketball Bunnies

Monday, April 25th, 2011
Charles Barkley holdng a rabbit

Johna Mennone from the North Georgia House Rabbit Society shares some tips with Charles Barkley as he holds one of the shelter bunnies.

Two volunteers and two bunnies from the North Georgia House Rabbit Society visited with basketball greats Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Chris Webber on the show “Inside the NBA” to share some bunny facts on Easter Sunday.

Watch the Video on NBA.com »

[via House Rabbit Society]

Rabbit Rescue Spotlight: North Georgia House Rabbit Society

Monday, April 18th, 2011
Johna Mennone with Beethoven at the North Georgia House Rabbit Society.

Johna Mennone with Beethoven at the North Georgia House Rabbit Society. Photo by Jon-Michael Sullivan, Marietta Daily Journal.

The North Georgia House Rabbit Society provides care for 25-30 rabbits in their shelter in Marietta, GA.  In addition, a network of GHRS volunteers provide foster homes for up to 150 more rabbits.  And these numbers increase every year after Easter, when people realize they aren’t prepared for the 10+ year commitment rabbit ownership can be.

An article in the Marietta Daily Journal describes how one North Georgia House Rabbit Society volunteer was introduced to rabbits and rabbit rescue:

“It was two years ago when Johna Mennone of Kennesaw kept seeing a grayish-brown rabbit in her yard. One day, when she threw it some vegetables, it did something suspicious: It came hopping to her.

“That’s when Mennone suspected she wasn’t dealing with any ordinary wild rabbit. In fact, as she latter learned, the bunny was domesticated and one of too many that rabbit advocates like the east Cobb-based Georgia House Rabbit Society say are abandoned around Easter.”

Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal – Rabbits good pets but not best gifts