AZLR board member Barbara Peacock made the news today talking to the East Valley Tribune about the economy’s effect on llamas. Read the full story here. They’re not loosing their jobs – but their owners are. As families are hit with economic challenges, llama’s are being displaced in record numbers. Homes are lost, jobs are lost, money is tight.
Remember the Arizona Llama Rescue in your donations. Just $15 will buy a bale of hay and the AZLR and the llamas appreciate that support! Any donation is genuinely appreciated and put to good use. AZLR funds are carefully used to rescue llamas. The AZLR team boards llamas while we care for them and prepare them for new homes. Some fund are available to help distressed llamas when we get a call. The need is constant and ongoing. We appreciate your ongoing interest and support.
Charlie the llama first appeared on Animal Planet in 2000. He was an over night success and his owners gave him his own website. Today, the site is updated and every bit as much fun. Charlie speaks to children sharing pictures of his friends and adventures. Here you’ll also find some great info about caring for llamas .
We love seeing websites like this that help build awareness and educate even the youngest about these gentle camelids. Llamas are kid friendly if they are raised and treated respectfully. Helping youngsters understand how to approach and treat a llama is critical for anyone considering adding a llama to their family.
I love reading a successful llama rescue story whether it is because of our efforts or simply good people trying to help these wonderful animals. A story today certainly warmed my heart. From Canada, I found this blog entry about a llama now named Lucky who is the hands of a loving family after surviving the Canada winter for at least 2 months on her own. Read Lucky’s heartwarming story here.