December 8, 2010

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re: Montana Large Animal Sanctuary Closing


By now, you may have heard one or more of the rumors circulating about the closing of the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary which cares for an estimated 800 llamas as well as a number of other large animals.


The ILR board was told about the situation and contacted officials from the State Veterinarian Office for the state of Montana. This department is the agency that has the authority to respond to the needs of the animals at the sanctuary. We were informed that state officials have been involved for the past few weeks. They have made an official census of the animals on site and are monitoring the situation every few days, and all animals are currently being fed. We were informed that the state is working with a local rescue group, Montana Animal Care Association, to facilitate new homes for the animals. An additional local group, AniMeals, has been accepting cash and feed donations to provide for the animals until they can be removed from the Sanctuary.


If you are interested in further information or in donating funds to provide food for the llamas, we suggest you check out the website for further developments. Donations to the cause can be made through the donation button on the top of the page. After entering the amount, you can designate to a specific cause on the next screen.


The ILR office has no additional information at this time, but we will continue to monitor the situation and maintain contact with the State Veterinarian offices.

The ILR Board of Directors:

Mary Jo Miller, Bill Safreed, Kathi McKinney,
Kristy Brown, and Mark Smith

ALONE we struggle; TOGETHER we thrive!