Mylor and Flushing WI had an interesting and informative visit to the Little Hamlet Alpaca Rescue Centre at Gwennap Pit last month.
Members were able to handfeed the alpacas with their favourite food, carrots. The alpacas at the centre have all been rescued from abuse, neglect or simply subject to ignorance of their needs. Di Summers, who runs the rescue centre, looks after her animals devotedly, which all the women admired, though admitting they couldn’t do it themselves!
They all fell in love with Sammy, the only black alpaca at the centre, who was beaten by his owner and is now brain damaged, but follows Di around like a pet lamb. A fascinating visit!