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Avoiding frostbite: Lake Country animal rescue keeps critters indoors

The Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary is keeping its animals indoors until the weather warms up.
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January 16, 2020 - 12:20 PM

An animal rescue group in Lake Country is hunkering down, keeping the critters in its care inside so they don’t get frostbite.??

Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary owner Antoinette Monod said the non-profit group's animals — which include steers, goats, chickens, turkeys, guinea pigs, rabbits and more — are consuming twice as much hay when compared to times of the year the temperatures are closer to normal.

“The animals are chowing down,” she said, adding they are using 10 bales of hay on average a week. The animals consume more hay, and more hay is used as insulation, during the winter months.

??While the steers are able to go outside, the birds can only handle -10 C, and Monod doesn't want them to get frostbite on their feet.

“They’ve been inside so many days with the heat lamp,” she said. Four heat lamps keep the animals warm during the winter months.?? 

Temperatures in the Central Okanagan are expected to warm up this week, reaching 1 C by Monday, Jan. 20.

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