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800 Animals Removed From Defunct Mont. Sanctuary

NIARADA, Mont. (AP) - More than 800 animals have been removed from a defunct Montana sanctuary, including 590 llamas, as well as camels, horses, burrows, cattle, pot-bellied pigs and even parrots and emus.

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

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

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