Llama seized from rural Dent diesPublished 10:35am Friday, March 8, 2013
A baby llama, recovered from inhumane conditions on a farm in rural Dent, has died, likely due to malnutrition.
Six horses were found dead last week at 31327 430th Street when the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and the State Humane Society executed a search warrant.
Eleven horses, two adult llamas and one juvenile llama were seized due to inhumane conditions and poor health. The animals were transferred to the High Tail Horse Ranch and Rescue, a horse rescue organization, in Hawley.
The juvenile llama later died from complications of speticemia, probably due to a a lack of colostrum, which is found in a healthy mother’s breast milk.
High Tail owners reported all of the animals to be underweight and in various stages of hunger and pain.
Charges are pending for owners of the property, Bill and Penny Fick.