It’s not just us humans feeling the effects of the latest cold snap, an animal rescue centre in Abbotsford is overcapacity after they were inundated with animals needing shelter.
Founder of Elizabeth’s Wildlife Centre, Elizabeth Melnick says animals are suffering from the latest cold snap, just as much as we are.
The shelter is housing double the amount of animals they usually keep due to weather-related injuries and starvation.
“With this extreme cold, it’s just made our workload so much more because for one thing, all the pipes have frozen. Animals that we could possibly release, couldn’t be, because of this cold weather. The volume of animals coming in has just been unbelievable.”
Melnick says they have run out of space to house the extra animals.
“We get dozens and dozens of calls every day for example about hummingbirds. Hummingbirds will stay the winter but because it’s been so extremely cold, people are finding them just in the snow and on the ice.”
Melnick says donations are desperately needed to pay for food and bedding for the extra animals.
She says rescued animals feeling the effects of the cold weather include hummingbirds, wild rabbits and other injured birds.