New Dates for the Camelid Behavior
Camelid Behavior As An Indicator In Handling, Training and Illness
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Here's more information about this webinar.
Congratulations on putting together this wonderful training. Being online and on the phone was fantastic. You covered so much really important information - can't wait for the next one. Laurie Bakay
Cathy, I truly enjoyed your online training last night. I was so easy to do. and so VERY informative for a newbie like me. I look forward to many more of your great webinars. GREAT IDEA! Paula Covault
I really enjoyed it. I am anxious for more classes and my friends in Oregon. I will have to let them know too. I was so impressed that from New York to CA, to Texas and some parts in between were there. Just great. Thanks so much! Hope to meet you in person one day. Lisa Peterson
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MONTANA LARGE ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Most everyone is now aware of the intense difficulties currently unfolding for the animals at the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary. The Camelid Rescue Coalition (CRC) was formed by Northeast Llama Rescue (NELR), Southwest Llama Rescue (SWLR), Southeast Llama Rescue (SELR), LANA Lifeline and other committed individuals. Through remarkable obstacles, the CRC is working day and night on facilitating the care and placement of 600+ llamas. Animeals of Missoula, MT is the organization currently on site feeding the llamas on a daily basis. The cost of hay is high and the need is great.
Please consider a donation towards that effort at:
Please consider a donation to NELR at: www.northeastllamarescue.blogspot.com
SELR at: www.SoutheastLlamaRescue.org
to support this effort.
Checks can be sent to the Llama Association of North America (LANA) at: 1800 S. Obenchain Road, Eagle Point, OR 97524. Please make your check payable to LANA Lifeline and make a notation that your check is for the MLAS rescue. This will insure that your generous donation will go directly to the MSLA efforts.
ALL donations to each of these organizations go directly to transportation and care.
Jerry Finch of Habitat for Horses has just now been able to put into words the horrific reality of what has happened at MLAS at: http://rtfitch.wordpress.com/
While there has been a great deal of concern expressed that perhaps no one knows what they are doing up at the sanctuary, please be assured that there is now a crew of experienced llama people and vets assisting. Obviously, transport papers are needed for out of state transport so animals would need to be individually assessed. Llamas do die daily. Those on site are doing above and beyond efforts amidst a very, very difficult situation.
A national alert has been issued cautioning that the Leptospirosis Disease is on the rise. Historically, Leptospirosis has been seen as most prevalent in outdoor and sport dogs. However, it is currently being seen outside of that grouping. Any animal or person can contract the disease by coming in contact with the urine of wildlife including rats, groundhogs and squirrels. The bacteria needs a wet environment. There has been a reported spike in cases in the Midwest, including Detroit and Kansas City as well as in Maryland. For more specific information in your area, please contact your veterinarian.
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