These buns need your help to get hay at the Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary - Theresa Easter Photography

Lake Country bunny sanctuary needs your help to get hay

The non-profit is in the finals for The Great Hay Giveback

The Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary needs your help to feed its critters.

Oxbow Animal Health is holding The Great Hay Giveback, which runs until Oct. 31 and the non-profit is in the final round to receive a donation.

“A portion of the proceeds from 15 and 20 oz hay purchases will be donated to small animal rescues in need. These donations will support the purchase of hay products for animals awaiting their perfect forever home,” according to Oxbow’s website.

“I knew nothing about (the contest), but a few of our followers nominated us,” said Antoinette Monod, with of Warren Peace.

The top five rescues with the most votes will receive a donation from the company.

As of Wednesday morning, the Lake Country bunny shelter was in third place.

Monod said to feed the rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, pigs and other animals which munch the hay, they go through about two 60-pound hay bales a week.

“We go through a lot of hay,” she said. “I was shocked, I mean everything helps… we have to raise money for everything.”

The donation will go towards hay of some kind, as it’s a huge part of the sanctuary in the winter to keep the animals warm.

The sanctuary was closed this year as a precaution as a deadly rabbit virus spread on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland so every little bit helps.

READ MORE: Lake Country bunny sanctuary closed due to deadly virus threat

The non-profit has 300 rabbits, 100 guinea pigs, a goat and nine pigs, along with other small rodents.

“The majority of it is eaten up by the rabbits,” Monod said.

The non-profit will hold its annual Great Pumpkin Drop-Off Nov. 3 at its location on Pelmewash Parkway.

READ MORE: Need to get rid of your pumpkins? Give it to these fuzzy creatures

Although the sanctuary remains closed, hot chocolate will be offered and a bonfire will blaze from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The pumpkins will feed the pigs, and smaller cubes will be cut for the smaller animals, Monod said.

The annual “Boys with Buns” calendars will also be on sale to support the non-profit during the event.

To vote for the Warren Peace Bunny Sanctuary visit http://oxbowanimalhealth.com.

@carliberry_
carli.berry@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

(Contributed - City of West Kelowna)
City of West Kelowna to consider endorsing Smith Creek project

Smith Creek neighbourhood plan proposes 900+ housing development on 154 hectares

École de l’Anse-au-sable. (Google Maps)
15 cases of COVID-19 tied to Kelowna Francophone school outbreak

Three other schools in Kelowna are also dealing with potential exposure events

There has been COVID-19 exposures at two elementary schools in District 42. (Image courtesy CDC)
Interior Health reports 24 additional COVID-19 cases

This includes three school exposures in Kelowna

City of Kelowna crews are cleaning city hall after it was vandalized overnight. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Kelowna City Hall hit by anti-pandemic vandalism

Graffiti condemning the virus appears overnight on City Hall

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry arrives for briefing on the COVID-19 situation, B.C. legislature, Oct. 26, 2020 (B.C. government)
B.C. records 217 more COVID-19 cases, mask use urged

Infection spike continues, 21 senior facilities affected

FILE – The Queen of Alberni ferry leaves the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in Delta bound for Vancouver Island, Sunday, July 29, 2007. (CP PHOTO/Richard Lam) CANADA
Mechanical failure leaves nearly 200 passengers stranded on BC Ferries ship for hours

A tug arrived after dark to safely nudge the vessel into a berth so travellers could finally disembark

Ridge Meadows RCMP (Black Press)
Maple Ridge X-ray tech convicted of sexual assault dating back 30 years

Allen James Brooks is expected to be sentenced in January 2021

Nicole Bell, one of the women missing from the Shuswap, has been missing since Sept. 2, 2017. (Photo contributed)
Mother implores people to not forget daughter missing in Shuswap

The birthday of Nicole Bell, one of four women missing in region, is fast approaching

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

BC Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson leaves the stage after announcing he is stepping down as party leader, during a news conference in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Too rural, not enough diversity, soul searching needed, say BC Liberals

Elections BC says there are about 600,000 mail-in and absentee ballots across the province still to count

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to provide an update on the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Canada has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing 10,000 novel coronavirus deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta COVID deaths pushes Canada past milestone of 10,000 deaths

Canada crossed the threshold of 5,000 deaths on May 12, a little over two months after the first was reported

An elderly woman wearing a face mask to curb the spread of COVID-19 walks past an advertisement for a television series in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. has been under a COVID-19 state of emergency for more than half the year

Province has been under a state of emergency for 32 weeks – and counting

Most Read