“Let Care & Compassion be our Legacy”
SPOTLIGHTWhat's happening in The Llama Sanctuary
Eddie The Alpaca
This little guy just came into Sanctuary care and he is a BIG mess!
More than 30lbs of tangled, matted fleece was removed from his body releasing his legs & tail for the first time in years. He’s very thin, he is infested with mites & needs a lot of work
Can you help Eddie?
Building the new Llama Intensive Care Unit
FUNDRAISINGFunds are urgently required to rebuild The Llama Sanctuary
VISIT THE LLAMA SANCTUARYsee for yourself what goes on at The Llama Sanctuary
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Tours & Visits to The Llama Sanctuary
After a long absence, The Llama Sanctuary is open to visitors once more. The llamas and alpacas LOVE their new home at the Recline Ridge Ecopark in Tappen, British Columbia and they are ready to share some love ..and carrots!
Take a Video Tour< Bird's Eye View - The Llama Sanctuary - Llama's Eys View >
The Search for a Forever Home
In 2022 The Llama Sanctuary was forced to leave the beautiful park seen in these videos. The entire Llama Sanctuary had to be moved three times in the space of 9 months! Llama Sanctuary services continued during this time, as well as care for the forty or so llamas and alpacas permanently in residence. With a great sigh of relief, The Sanctuary has found a new and long-term home at Recline Ridge Ecopark in Tappen, British Columbia. Rebuilding is underway, but there is much to do to restore all the facilities previously established to care for so many sick, injured and elderly animals. The cost of moving and rebuilding is immense and your donation is greatly appreciated! You can also visit the llamas and experience Sanctuary for yourself!
Why Save Animals?
You might have noticed the huge increase in animal societies and rescue organizations. This is a direct result of an increasing compassion that is being felt by the people of this planet. This compassion is finding expression through such advocacies as cleaning garbage from the oceans and reducing our use of fossil fuels. This is just the very beginning of a tidal wave of awakening that is occurring, together with a realization that we SHARE this planet with other life forms that have as much right to live as we do. Having developed a passion for llamas and alpacas, life has directed us to provide a special home for those camelids who require assistance.
Why Make a Donation?
Not everyone is in a position to care for animals, nor perhaps have they the experience or inclination to do so. Donating is a way of sharing the burden of cleaning up the mess of human existence and caring for those we might have harmed along the way. The costs of running a large animal shelter are considerable and the hours required to manage all of the animals and all of the enquiries often stretch beyond the hours available. It is a passion that rises from the soul and often demands everything one has and more. We get down on our knees and beg for a penny here and a saving there to try and make ends meet. And we appreciate every word of encouragement and every penny that is offered.
The Visitor Experience
Meet The Residents
The Llama Sanctuary in The Metaverse
What Drives Us
Encourage the philosophy of Care and Compassion
Aid and deliver animals in distress
Share the joy of llamas!
What we do
Finding a Home
Emergency Evacuation & Respite
Adopting vs Buying
Not all llamas require shearing. The majority of the llamas that come through The Llama Sanctuary are Ccara llamas, which have a coarse guard hair covering a soft under-down. If you are hoping to use fibre from a llama, then the ccara llama is not for you! Also, many of these animals have not been trained or have experienced some form of abuse or neglect and require time and handling to acheive trust and respect. If you require a well trained llama that produces beautiful fibre for spinning, we recommend that you buy from a respected fibre llama breeder.
Animal Welfare & the Law
Canada has a long way to go to reach standards of animal welfare found in other nations, but laws still apply and are improving each year. Where natural compassion and respect are absent or lacking in an animal keeper, then the law can force the keeper to provide proper care or force them to surrender the animal.
Visiting The Llama Sanctuary
If you are in the Southern Interior of British Columbia, join us on a Guided Tour of The Llama Sanctuary. Meet the llamas, hear their personal stories, feed them and love them. Read reviews from previous visitors. This is not a petting zoo, it’s an interactive and unforgettable experience for the whole family!
Emergency Training Event
We have been asked to run a training event for RCMP, SPCA, vets and others who occasionally encounter llamas in their professional lives and wish to learn more about handling, haltering and directing camelids. If you are interested, please let us know!
<< The Llama Sanctuary is continually expanding and welcomes appropriate, mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate sponsors. Let’s talk!
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The Llama Sanctuary Society is a Registered Charity