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Alpaca Shearing 2020

After a postponement of nearly two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, White Violet Center alpacas finally got sheared on Saturday, June 20. The herd were all quite ready to shed their winter coats. Professional shearers from Alley-Pac Alpaca Shearing out of Fort Collins, CO did an amazing job. Each alpacas was picked up and then gently laid down on the ground where they are strapped down. This ensures the safety of both the animals and humans. It also allows the shearers to work quickly and efficiently which reduces stress on the animal. While they are being sheared each alpaca gets a pedicure and dental check. WVC interns collected the sheared fleece which will be used in a variety of ways after it is cleaned or skirted. Even our newest alpaca, Tony, got a little of his baby fuzz trimmed off!

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Mary Riley

Mary Riley

Mary Riley is director of operations for White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Prior to her current role, she served as the marketing manager for some ministries of the Sisters of Providence including White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and the Volunteer Services.

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