|As responsible llama owners and breeders, we are well aware that not
all llamas enjoy a safe and productive life. We believe that it is the
responsibility of all llama breeders to embrace the concept of rescue regardless of how
unpleasant or distasteful it may be.
We are no longer actively involved as Ohio coordinators with Southeast Llama Rescue
however we continue to subscribe to their mission which is to "protect the quality of life and
improve the well being of abused, neglected, unwanted and behaviorally
unmanageable llamas through prevention, education, intervention, placement and
These llamas are a just a few of the many we have helped over
the past few years.
Llola is a mature female who was pastured with
an intact adult male alpaca. Immediately upon giving birth to his
male cria, she was again impregnated. Shortly after giving birth
to a still born cria, we were made aware of the situation and removed
Llola was adopted and is living peacefully with
a gelded llama and various other rescue farm animals.
Elija and Finale, both
intact adult males, were living with cattle. They had not received
medical or routine maintenance for a number of years. After shearing, the long, dirty, matted fiber, it was weighed and we found
that we had taken off 30 pounds! Although Elija was in
fairly good shape, Finale was painfully thin.
Although they had not been handled for years, these
two llamas remained gentle and trusting. Renamed Eli and Slim
by their adoptive family, they are receiving the attention and love they
Elija (Eli) and Finale (Slim)
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Lisa, Robbie (Eclypse), Sandy (Masquerade) and Dave
Eclypse and Masquerade were two of
five llamas surrendered to the Wayne County Humane Society who
subsequently turned them over to us for Southeast Llama
Rescue. None of the five had received medical or routine
maintenance care for a number of years. Adopted and renamed Robbie
and Sandy (the Alomars) by Lisa Steigerwald-Kana and Dave Kana, they
were sheared, had their toenails trimmed and were gelded.
Robbie and Sandy love their new
home and are sharing living quarters with four rescue goats.
and Dave also adopted Sophie (no photo) from this group. Sophie
was previously used as a public relations llama and is very
gentle. She was extremely thin but under Lisa and Dave's loving
care, she is thriving.
|Kidd and Gambitt were
among the five llamas received by the Wayne County Humane Society.
Since both of these llamas had behavioral issues, they were taken to
Southeast Llama Rescue headquarters in North Carolina for
Kidd is now living at the home of a
veterinarian in Texas. He is successfully serving as a sheep guard
on that farm. Gambitt
(no photo) was taken to a free range holistic ranch in Texas along with
a number aggressive males. Reports of their health and well being
is very positive.
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Coozie is an
older regal lady who, at the time of her rescue, was extremely thin and
distrustful of people. Although she is a classic light wool llama,
her fiber was matted all the way down to her skin.
developed a cancerous mass in her intestines which required surgery and
an extended stay at Ohio State Veterinary Hospital. While at OSU
she also developed an upper respiratory infection. Her recovery
was slow and painful to watch. Sadly, the day before Christmas,
2008, she lost her unborn cria.
We grew to love Coozie so much that we decided
to give her a permanent home on our farm.
Unfortunately, Coozie's cancer returned.
We held her as she was peacefully put to sleep. We miss her
Ritz and Armani are two
gorgeous guys who enjoyed a career in 4H. After losing interest in
4H their owners lost interest in the llamas too. While not
neglected, these half brothers lost weight and needed to find a new
loving home where they could receive the attention they deserved.
They were adopted by first time
llama owners Tom and Michelle and in turn, Ritz has 'adopted' Tom
and Armani has 'adopted' Michelle. The two boys have gained
weight, receive lots of love, and are happy in their luxurious forever home.
Ritz and Armani