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July 2019

7/1  A gofundme page was set up to raise money for the huge rescue.  As of 7/8, 69 llamas had been moved.  53 (mostly males) were moved to Susan Coley's farm and gelding, shearing and vaccinations have been started.  baxter is fostering 10 females and Krystin in Bodias, TX took in 5 males.  It is expected that it will take until September to get them ready for new homes.  It is unknown how many more there are to come.

7/8  L'illette is trying to find a llama dentist for a gal in New Mexico.

7/16  Rosemary was contacted by a gal looking for llamas or alpacas for packing in the Sierras.  Rosemary advised her that llamas would be the better choice.  Joy spoke to her at length the night before and said she is very interested.

7/20  baxter is concerned about the work and time necessary to prepare these wild llamas for adoptions.  What should SWLR do?  Let them go without being trained?  Perhaps to experienced owners?  Assuming someone wants them?  This is the large bunch that was loose on large acreage.  Susi suggested contacting trainers to donate time working with them, maybe Marty McGee could come and direct a group of volunteers.  baxter liked that idea and thought this might be a good way to get some SCLA people involved.

7/21  baxter is going to contact Tracy, a cohort of Marty McGee Bennet's, who lives not far from baxter.  She also asked the president of SCLA to do an email blast looking for volunteers.  Rosemary suggested Cathy Spaulding might help and wondered if any nearby universities had ag or vet programs whose students might be recruited to help.  Unfortunately, the only ones that are close don't have much of an ag program but baxter will contact them just in case.

7/22  Tracy responded that she might be able to help in a couple of weeks.

7/23  baxter needs a volunteer to help with posting to social media.

7/26  Franklin Clinic has quoted a price of $100 each for gelding.

7/26  An interview with Pat Little was posted to youtube.

7/31  The gofundme page needs to be promoted.  It has raised $725 but the goal is for $6000.