A very sad side to alpaca ownership is that some are neglected, abused or abandoned. Fortunately there are many, many wonderful farmers like Heather Jones of Alpaca Bay Farm in PEI. We dropped in to say hello and found Heather and her sister in the midst of shearing some alpacas they rescued this spring.
Some of them had not been sheared for three years and were in distress but felt better once the mats and tangles had been removed. One of the rescues had a baby the day after being sheared.
Thank you Heather - and all caring and generous alpaca farmers - for the extra help you give to the alpacas in need.