Sheep, Llamas Up For Adoption

Livestock rescued from a Campo ranch

By Lauren Steussy
|  Thursday, Apr 5, 2012  |  Updated 3:12 PM PDT
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If you're in the market for a new llama, you may be in luck.

In addition to the 11 rescued llamas up for adoption by San Diego County Animal Services, 10 sheep, five goats, six cattle and six horses are also looking for new homes.

The livestock were rescued from a Campo ranch in December last year after animal control officers and deputies found dead animals along Buckman Springs Rd. The investigation led them further down the road where nearly 60 animals were found severely underweight.

Veterinary staff examined and treated the animals. Though they are ready for new homes, they will still need "some tender loving care," said Animal Services Deputy Director John Carlson in a statement.

"These animals have been through a traumatic event, they were neglected and starved for a significant time," Carlson said.

The goats and the sheep are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Potential owners of the horses, cattle and llamas will have to apply through animal services.

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