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Animal Sanctuary expects new freezer to store meat for animals

An animal sanctuary in Lowndes County is expecting a new meat freezer after a tree fell on the old one during the April storms.

Posted: May 7, 2019 6:41 PM
Updated: May 8, 2019 9:38 AM

CALEDONIA, Miss. (WTVA) - An animal sanctuary in Lowndes County is expecting a new meat freezer after a tree fell on the old one during the April storms.

Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary is a place for more than 300 animals who have been mistreated to be able to live an easier life.

Those animals include tigers, cougars, dogs and many more domestic and non-domestic animals.

Following the storm, the sanctuary was left with very little meat and nowhere to store it.

Employees at the sanctuary have spent the last few weeks struggling to buy enough meat, as well as trying to obtain enough small freezers to store it in.

The 17 exotic animals at the sanctuary regularly go through approximately 120 pounds of meat a day.

According to Armin Gschwendtner, who takes care of maintenance at the sanctuary, insurance and donations have allowed them to purchase a new freezer for the meat.

That new freezer is set to arrive next week.

Once it arrives, employees will have to unload it, put it together, then work to fill it up with meat.

Gschwendtner said it will be three to four more weeks before they are back running on their normal day-to-day routines.

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