Saving Sandy
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FROM Indra Lahiri, Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
April 2020

Alpaca Sandy is now home at Indraloka, and we are determined to do whatever we can to save her.

cruel conditions

Meet Sandy.

Sandy's future is uncertain. She's really sick, and while we are going to try our hardest, we aren't sure if she's going to make it.

Sandy was found in deplorable conditions and was on the brink of death. She was dirty, cold, and unable to stand on her own. Our friends at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter worked quickly with their humane officer and were able to rescue her just in time. If they hadn't, we are sure she would have slowly died there, alone and in pain. We are so grateful for their swift action and for their compassion.

Griffin Pond reached out to us after they had her safely in their care, and while we are not in the place financially to be taking in more animals, this was an emergency situation, and we are going to try to help her, no matter what.

Sandy spent the weekend in the hospital with a wonderful vet and in excellent care. We believe she is suffering from meningeal worms- a parasite that attacks the brain and causes neurological problems. That would explain why she is unable to stand on her own.

Alpaca Sandy

Sandy is now home at Indraloka, and we are determined to do whatever we can to save her. We are now treating her for the meningeal worms and we are hopeful that it was caught early enough that she will be able to recover. She has stood up once—look how beautiful she is!—although it was with help and for just a few seconds.

Sandy will require 24-hour round-the-clock nursing care and will need to be lifted every couple of hours to make sure her blood is flowing properly. We will be working closely with a veterinarian to make sure she is getting everything she needs and that she is comfortable.

Will you help her? Please go to our website to DONATE—Indraloka Animal Sanctuary.

If you are unable to help with her hospital bills and emergency care, we just ask that you keep in her your thoughts, and that you send good vibes into the universe that this beloved will be okay and that she will live a long, healthy, and happy life.

Thank you.


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