The SELR mission is to protect the quality of life and improve the well-being of abused, neglected, unwanted, and behaviorally unmanageable llamas and alpacas through prevention, education, intervention, placement, and lifelong care. SELR is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization incorporated in North Carolina.
In situations where the owners are not able to keep or maintain their animals, SELR takes them in and ultimately finds new homes for them. Funded entirely by private donations and adoption fees, SELR assists new owners by providing basic care information and connecting them with local mentors who can provide assistance on a more personal level.
In cases of abuse or neglect by llama/alpaca owners, SELR assists local law enforcement and animal control authorities toward the best interest of the animals, which may result in SELR taking possession and placing the llamas in a new home. We also work closely with various animal sanctuaries to ensure that those animals who require lifelong medical care are afforded the attention they need.
SELR has experience rehabilitating llamas that have been labeled with Berserk Male Syndrome or Aberrant Behavior Syndrome, as well as llamas that are fearful or have been mishandled or overhandled early in life and now exhibit aggressive tendencies or other unwelcome behaviors. If you have a llama or alpaca with behavior problems, SELR may be able to provide some assistance in determining the extent to which the behavior can be modified. Please contact your closest Adoption Coordinator to discuss your situation. We recommend our website's article, Dangerous Behaviors In Llamas by SELR co-founder Alvin Bean, for more in-depth descriptions of llama and alpaca behaviors.
When SELR gains possession of animals, they are provided with veterinary care, trained, and gelded (if male). Females are placed with a non-breeding contract. Animals are placed in pre-screened adoptive or foster homes until a match is found for a forever home. Some animals are placed in sanctuary homes, where they will live out the rest of their lives.
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Southeast Llama Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of llamas and alpacas in the United States. We are a completely volunteer run organization. and a 501c3 non-profit. All funds are obtained from private donations and adoption fees.
You can donate to Southeast Llama Rescue by clicking on the 'Donate' button on our website or by sending a check to our mailing address- Southeast Llama Rescue (SELR)
1570 Halls Valley Rd, Trion GA 30753. All donations are tax-deductible.
Contact the Adoption Coordinator closest to you, submit an adoption application, and wait for the right fit! More information can be found on our adoption page.
If you currently own one or more llamas and/or alpacas and can no longer care for them, please contact the Adoption Coordinator closest to your location. The surrender process is easy, and without judgement. Visit our surrender page for more information.