All Animals Removed from Defunct Sanctuary

By Beacon Staff

NIARADA – All the animals have been removed from a defunct sanctuary in northwestern Montana, but that doesn’t mean they all have new homes.

Karyn Moltzen, founder of AniMeals in Missoula, told the Missoulian that the last of the more than 800 animals living at the Montana Large Animal Sanctuary in Niarada were trucked off the 400-acre ranch on Jan. 31.

Moltzen says many of the animals remain in the care of rescue groups because they have to get healthy before they can be adopted out. Animals were trucked as far away as New York, Texas and California.

The sanctuary housed 590 llamas along with camels, horses, burrows, cattle, pot-bellied pigs and even parrots and emus.

Sanctuary managers Brian Warrington and Kathryn Warrington sought help from the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries in December.

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