Llamas Steal the Show at Animal Humane Society’s Summer Camp in Golden Valley
The young people who take part in the week-long summer camps offered at Animal Humane Society’s three metro locations often get special treats: visitors from animals that the shelters don’t normally house or adopt out.
“We definitely don’t have llamas, we don’t have reptiles, (and) we don’t have some of the other animals that exist that campers are interested in,” said Humane Education Director Rachael Dashiell on Friday.
The shelter brings in Carlson’s Lovable Llamas so the campers can interact with and learn more about the larger-than-average creatures.
“They’re really excited and immediately endeared to these animals because they’re really sweet and gentle, and it’s great for campers who are shy around larger animals like a llama, but they’re just so calm,” said Dashiell. “It’s a really great experience.”
Rick Carlson said he’s used to seeing his llamas as crowd pleasers, like they were at the camp on Friday in Golden Valley.
“Llamas really attract people. People have that love and desire for animals and especially llamas,” he said. “Every place we go with our llamas they seem to draw additional people or they seem to draw big crowds.”
The summer camps continue next week at the Animal Humane Society locations in Golden Valley, Coon Rapids and Woodbury.