A seven-month-old alpaca can brighten anyone's day and this was case for the residents at Imlay House.
On Wednesday, February 3, Robert Crewe grabbed his gorgeous young alpaca and took her to visit Imlay House.
The residents were really happy, they all really enjoyed the alpaca visit. It brightened their day.- Eve Ho, registered nurse at Imlay House.
Janderra Covergirl, the young alpaca, was bottle-reared and is very comfortable and calm around people. Because of this she is was the perfect animal to take to the aged care centre.
Once there, Mr Crewe gave a short speech to some of the residents about alpacas before taking her around for everyone to have a cuddle and a pat.
“It’s the first time we have had an alpaca at the centre, we usually just have a couple of dogs come visit,” Imlay House registered nurse Eve Ho said.
“The residents were really happy, they all really enjoyed the alpaca visit. It brightened their day.”
The Imlay House residents enjoy regular visits from Sheridan Leftwich’s two dogs. Ms Leftwich is the diversional therapist at Imlay House and her dogs for a key part of the centre’s pet therapy program.
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