Celebrating Tony Llama
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FROM Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary
October 2020

Tony was 17 years old when he came to Luvin Arms, and he was exceptionally strong to survive having lived alone for 16 months on abandoned property. Despite spending so much time alone previously, Tony grew to trust and love his caregivers and many volunteers.

Tony Llama

Tony the Llama, Sentinel of Luvinarms, is now in charge of watching over all of our residents who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Tony was such a joy to be around and such an important part of the Luvin Arms family. He was dignified, independent and kind. He watched over everyone from his pasture, and loved rolling around and sunbathing.

We are so grateful for the past 3 years we were able to spend with Tony. He was found abandoned on a property where he had been living alone for sixteen months. Tony was 17 years old when he came to Luvin Arms, and he was exceptionally strong to survive living alone for that long.

Despite spending so much time alone previously, Tony grew to trust and love his caregivers and many volunteers. Thank you all for your kind words and support during this time. Luvin Arms won’t ever be quite the same without seeing Tony laying in his pasture gazing out at the mountains. He will truly be missed.

While we wish we could invite our entire community to celebrate Tony’s life with us at the sanctuary physically, this will not be possible. To provide a way for everyone who loved and cherished Tony with us to celebrate his life, we have decided to host a small event at the sanctuary, that will be streamed via Zoom. The sunset service will take place October 17, 2020 at 5:30 pm Mountain Time.

You can celebrate Tony’s life by donating to our new memorial garden fund which will honor Tony and all our residents’ lives as they move on to their next great adventure. You are welcome to donate here, in Tony’s memory. We are also in the process of designing a shirt in honor of Tony, which will incorporate his love of the mountains and will be available in our online store soon.

The most significant way you can honor Tony and his legacy is to incorporate Ahimsa, peace to all living beings through compassionate choices, into your life. You can help us create a more compassionate world for beings like Tony and his family here at Luvin Arms.

Tony Llama


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