The Llama Sanctuary | caring for llamas & alpacas in need

“Let Care & Compassion be our Legacy”

SPOTLIGHT

What's happening in The Llama Sanctuary

Latest News

 

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?

Eddie the alpaca on his first day at The Llama Sanctuary

 

Building the new Llama Intensive Care Unit

FUNDRAISING

Funds are urgently required to rebuild The Llama Sanctuary

Donation Receipts

Donations to The Llama Sanctuary are tax deductible. If you would like a tax receipt please complete the Tax Receipt Form

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Re-building The Llama Sanctuary$19,865.00Raised$48,000.00

Bottle Drive - An Easy Way to Help

The Llama Sanctuary Bottle Drive

Support your favourite charity by organizing a Bottle Drive!

Drop off your bottles at The Llama Sanctuary

or take them to your local Bottle Depot & send the $$ as a donation!

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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!

 
Visit The Llama Sanctuary and feed the llamas

Take a Video Tour

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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!

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Getting Involved

Saving Animals

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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

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What Drives Us

Our Mission

Encourage the philosophy of Care and Compassion

Aid and deliver animals in distress

Facilitate education

Share the joy of llamas!

What we do

Our Services

Rescuing

Situations can suddenly arise in life that pull the rug from under one’s feet.  Illness, accident and family situations are not uncommon that mean animals that were previously loved, no longer have anyone to care for them.  There is never judgement.  Give us a call.  We can help.

Retirement

Age or infirmity creeps up and requires that you downsize your home, meaning your camelid companions cannot come with you.  Maybe they are elderly or you wish to ensure they receive the special care they deserve.  The Llama Sanctuary is equipped to provide for special needs.

Finding a Home

It is not possible to keep all of the llamas that come to us, but we have connections and work hard to find the most appropriate placement for the younger and healthy animals.  If you need help in finding a suitable home for your herd of llamas or alpacas, let us know.  The elderly and those animals requiring special care remain forever at The Sanctuary.

Emergency Evacuation & Respite

If you are evacuated due to forest fire, flood or other natural disaster, we may be able to assist in providing a home for your alpacas and llamas.  Other temporary care taking services can also be provided.  If we can help, we will.  Just ask.
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Llama Adoption

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.

Get Involved

If you would like to get involved and help at The Llama Sanctuary, we would love to hear from you.  Serious enquiries only.  This is not a holiday camp!

Upcoming Events

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!

What an amazing experience!  Surrounded by so many llamas, so peaceful and serene.  You don’t feed them over a fence, you get right in amongst them.  I was afraid they would spit at me, but they sniffed my hair, gave me sweet kisses and gently took carrots from my 3 year old daughter’s hand.  It was not at all what I was expecting.  There were quite a few who were injured or sick and are lovingly cared for at this wonderful place.  I will be back.
Steph

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

<<  The Llama Sanctuary is continually expanding and welcomes appropriate, mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate sponsors.  Let’s talk!

Or why not give a thoughtful gift of individual llama sponsorship to someone you love!  >>

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