Each of our Safe Haven residents has an interesting and unique life story. Often it is heartbreaking, but when a llama or alpaca can get the care he or she needs from us at Safe Haven, their story takes on a more heartwarming tone. Most all of our residents will remain at Safe Haven for the remainder of their lives, as they have special needs or are simply too old to relocate. Others are temporary guests, waiting for the right caretaker to offer them a new, compassionate life experience. We invite you to get to know some of our permanent residents and to appreciate the depth and variety of their personalities. The following information offers you a brief insight into the individuality of these sensitive, curious and intelligent animals that have found their way to our sanctuary. This is just a sampling of the many llamas and alpacas we have rescued. Let us know if you would like to learn more about any of these animals and remember, you can easily donate to help us care for each and every single one.
We Currently Have a little over 35 Llamas and Alpaca Residents living at Safe Haven.
Enjoy Some Wonderful photos from our kind crew!
Please understand these llamas and alpacas are NOT adoptable due to extensive vet care needs.
Gunner is a nosy lad who enjoys hanging with the bunnies.
He is a VERY curious soul and has to greet every visitor who comes to Safe Haven. "Gunner" has been a resident for a few years. His Best Friend is Kenye.
Snowbell has always had a "baby face" but this sassy lady is a little over 12.
She too, likes to be the "Queen" of the herd and can sometimes over power her affection towards you.
She is adorable: buy very sassy.
This is part of being imprinted on as a cria.
We have never met a more kind, gentle soul like Encontana. She is pure joy.
Bred into the fiber category, she has inherited being broken down in her pasterns at an early age. "Encontata" is around 20 years old but enjoys the sunshine and hanging in the pasture with the ladies.
Her favorite part of the day is "Treat Time"!
Meet "Gunners" Brother. Currently Tiago is going through some daily vet maintenance on his jaw. He had bone fragments broken in his jaw which are caused by possibly being kicked by another llama. They were removed but it has not healed and after a year is still abscessing. Surgery may be needed soon.
He is a strong willed man who arrived at Safe Haven in early 2020.
Please Click Here to Donate to his daily vet care.
We need assistance in buying medicine, needles and possible surgery cost.
A Stunning Lad.
Timber arrived at Safe haven in Spring of 2020 with two other llamas.
He Has went through extensive vet care on his right hind leg due to a deep wound from a fence or sharp object.
His vet care costs are over $800.
Safe Haven needs assistance in paying for his needs. Please Click Here to Help Pay for Timbers Vet Stay and aftercare.
Say Hello To Kristal.
This inquisitive lady loves pellets and laying in the front pasture.
Kristal is around 24 years young and has lived at Safe Haven for quite some time.
She is always kind to new llamas who arrive and loves to give kisses to those who she trusts.
"Veronique (left) & "Nan" (right)
These sweet ladies are both around 20 years young.
Veronique has an overbite on her lower jaw and does need to walk slower in the pasture. She like to stick by "Nan" and the two have become quite good friends.
"Nan" loves the camera, enjoys visitors and likes to meet new llamas
A sweet melody at Safe Haven. "Harmony" is a delicate soul who has been at Safe Haven for years. She enjoys Spring and eating fresh grass in the West Pasture.
She has the personality of a Kardashian. She is quire the queen!
"Mari" (left) & "Kiora" (right)
"Mari" is a little standoffish and likes to hang back to watch whats going on. She is at Safe haven with her Daughter, "Mariposa".
"Kiroa" is one of our alpaca residents who loves to play in the water. "Kiora" has struggles tremendously during the fire season and smoke makes her VERY ill. We almost lost her in early fall 2020.
"Ruby" is a quiet soul who sets back from the crowd and observes. She is a much older gal and has no teeth to eat hay. We have her on a special feed to help with body weight & nutrition.
Help Safe Haven Buy Rubys Food by
Did You Know Safe Haven goes through a Bag of pellets a Day?
Thats 365 bags a year.
$7,300 for a Year of Pellets!
Help Us Buy Llama Pellets by
The Ladies Lined Up for Pellet Treats on a Beautiful Spring Evening.
"Jazmine" & "Aladdin"
Our Mother & Son Duo came to us as unwanted. These two stick together and LOVE the South Barn.
Both have sever arthritis and need extensive vet care.
The cold months take a toll on them and make it difficult for them to move and get up from laying.
Monthly Costs for Jazmine & Aladdin are $650.
Help with their care costs by donating here.
While "Sisko" is the most handsome lad of the bunch: he has severe behavior issues towards humans as he was imprinted on in his young life.
Llamas who have been imprinted on usually have long term mental issues and can be a challenge.
SHLAS rescues Neglected, abused and unwanted llamas & alpacas and Sisko falls into the “abused” category as well as the “unwanted”.
It may take his lifetime to teach him his limits on what is and isn’t okay behavioral wise.
He’s pushy, can be aggressive and wants to be in charge. But he also has an excellent personality and is a great guard when stray dogs, fox or any other animals come around that do not belong on the property.
His eyes will melt your heart: and then you have to snap out of it and remember what a Turkey he can be.
"Gunner" Likes to Peek In the Windows and See if he can get his cute llama lips on some delicious pellet treats.
Little "Pria" (Formally "Curley")
is Our Little Lady .
She is THE tiniest and most frail little girl.
She arrived with "Mo" in Mid 2021as "Unwanted".
Since arriving at SHLAS she has now made friends with the other alpacas and LOVES to hang at the hay. She LOVES the sunshine.
"Pria" is about 8 years old.
"Billie Jean" arrived from 2 hours away in mid 2021. She was an elder gal who was surrendered to SHLAS due to her human moving & not being able to care for her any longer.
She was curious her first day at Safe Haven but took a turn for the worst on day 3.
"Billie Jean" could not get up on her own and her legs gave out on her.
Char & Glen went out to take care of her multiple times per day to rub her legs, make sure she was eating/drinking and to help lift her up for circulation. "Billie Jean" did show improvement by the end of the first week but unfortunately did end up in the same position of not being able to stand by herself.
Her llama friends would hang with her in the barn so she wasn't alone. Sadly: "Billie Jean" passed away only a few weeks after arriving at Safe Haven.
Her heart made a HUGE impact on us & we think about her often.
"Billie Jean" was such a kind soul.
"Issiah"(left) & "Lydia" (Right)
"Issiah" and "Lydia" arrived at SHLAS in Fall of 2021.
They are "Two Peas in a Pod".
Wherever one is, you will find the other.
They have had very little interaction with humans and are still skittish about humans.
We talk to them, and are slowly working with them so they understand they are Safe here.
We sometimes never know our residents back grounds: so we always take time to let them get to know us.
Stay Tuned For More Photos of our Friendly Residents at Safe Haven!