Mar 5, 2014
Pet Talk: Alpacas or llamas are ideal animals for the right owners
The rescue last month of 175 alpacas found starving at a ranch in Polk County raises questions about proper ownership and care requirements of alpacas and llamas.
Many of 175 rescued alpacas ready for adoption
Here, at the large-animal hospital at Oregon State University, in stalls with wood shavings on the ground, are the alpacas that look at you with those innocent eyes.
The Washington Post
What alpaca ranching in rural Oregon reveals about fraud and finance
Jocelyn and Robert Silver of Falls City, Ore. have been charged with multiple felony counts of animal neglect after sheriff's deputies allegedly found dozens and dozens of emaciated alpacas when they seized the couple's ranch in December.
Oregon vet school cares for 175 seized alpacas
This Feb. 10, 2014 photo provided by Oregon State Unversity shows one of the starving alpacas being cared for at the OSU College of Vetgerinary Medicine in Corvallis., Ore., after being seized by Polk County from an alpaca breeding ranch.