On February 3, the ASPCA presented a $20,000 grant to Southeast Llama Rescue (SELR) to help transport 300 llamas to foster care facilities across the country. The llamas were among more than 1,000 severely neglected animals abandoned at the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary after its financial collapse last December. Horses, emus, bison, pot-bellied pigs and cows were among the other species rescued from the scene.
“We were deeply saddened to hear about the suffering all of these animals were forced to endure,” says Allison Cardona, Director of Operations for ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “We’re glad to be able to assist the Southeast Llama Rescue with vital transportation for the rescued llamas.”
The llamas will be relocated to foster homes in various states—including California, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, New York, New Mexico, Missouri, Washington, Utah and Texas—where they will remain for at least 45 days to address medical needs and provide rehabilitation. Once in good health, the llamas will be made available for adoption and placed in loving forever homes.
“These animals were in desperate need of food, medical care and socialization—it’s encouraging to see so many groups working together to give them the second chance they deserve,” adds Cardona.
For more information on how you can help the rescued llamas or for details on the adoption process, please visit the Southeast Llama Rescue.