Cross Creek Alapca Rescue is NOT A SANCTUARY!
We are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, foster care and placement of alpacas in need.
Why an Alpaca?
Alpacas are not native to the United State of America. Since 1984, alpacas have been imported from Peru, Bolivia and Chile into the United States. Alpacas, cousins to the llama, are native to the Andean Mountain range of South America. In their native lands they have been used for clothing, food and heat for many thousands of years. In the US, attempts are being made to develop industries utilizing the fiber produced by alpacas. Because of its soft texture, alpaca fiber is sometimes compared to cashmere. Containing no lanolin, alpaca fiber is also naturally hypoallergenic.
The alpaca industry has grown steadily with current estimates totally over 120,000 registered alpacas with the Alpaca Registry, Inc (ARI) in the US. Due to the small size of the national herd, the alpaca industry is a breeder’s market. This has led to the discarding of non-breeding alpacas due to age, deformity, illness and poor breeding practices. In recent years, many intelligent alpacas have been discarded as of no worth, due mainly to the lack of human understanding. Because of the influx of alpacas, there have been increases in neglect, abused and abandoned animals. The well-being of the alpaca is put into jeopardy.
CCAR is a 501c(3) non-profit organization,
and we rely entirely on private donations & adoption fees to pay for medication, veterinary expenses and feed.
All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue welcomes your support.
Information sources: The Alpaca: A South American Camelid / www.sandycreekalpacas.com