Owners of the Llama Sanctuary at 2415 Chase Falkland Road near Chase are looking for someone with a truck or trailer to help them move 40 llamas. They also need a barn for the animals due to the White Rock Lake wildfire evacuation. (Llama Santuary photo)

Owners of the Llama Sanctuary at 2415 Chase Falkland Road near Chase are looking for someone with a truck or trailer to help them move 40 llamas. They also need a barn for the animals due to the White Rock Lake wildfire evacuation. (Llama Santuary photo)

Help needed to evacuate 40 llamas near Chase to a safer location

Owner says they need a large trailer or truck plus a barn for shelter

Forty llamas near Chase need a ride to a safer place.

The owners of the Llama Sanctuary, which is 17 kilometres from Chase at 2415 Chase Falkland Road, need to move the animals following an evacuation order at 3 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6.

In an interview Aug. 6 around noon, Lynne Milson said a large truck or trailer is needed. The animals are a range of ages and abilities; some are older and frail or lame, some are young. They also require a barn.

She said although people have offered places in Pritchard and Armstrong, neither is possible because of the wildfire situation.

Currently the animals are in paddocks, and there’s a small metal building nearby for any llamas requiring extra care.

Anyone who would like to help the Llama Sanctuary is asked to email: support@llamasanctuary.com or call 250-679-8121. A Facebook message is another possibility, Milson said, but response time may be slow.

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AnimalsB.C. Wildfires 2021