Teamwork leads to rescue of alpacas in need

Washington County Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise  
By: Teresa Hoffman
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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Kate Burleson isn't an alpaca expert, but when a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy called her earlier this month needing help with a call about a possible case of neglect involving a herd of them, she didn't hesitate.

"I loaded up some bales of hay and told them I'd be there in 10 minutes," she said.

What followed, was an "out of the box recuse" for Burleson, who operates Rosco's Rescue Ranch, which rescues, rehabilitates and adopts horses, donkeys, ponies and mules, so she wasn't sure how much she'd be able to assist.

"I told them whatever evaluation I gave you is limited knowledge at best, but I'll do what I can to help you," she said.

Detective, Sgt. Brian Beckman, said deputies were dispatched to 7428 County Road P35 at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 4 after receiving a call.

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