North-east sheltered housing residents had a woolly good time with alpaca visit

Evening Express 
By: Craig Paton
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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A trio of alpacas visited Dalvenie Gardens Sheltered Housing in Banchory after an invitation from the manager of the complex Fiona Pirie.

And the residents were delighted to see Jack, Fargo and Boris.

Fiona said: “They’re absolutely gorgeous.

“We’ve seen the value of having pets and other animals in with older people before.

“As soon as you get a dog that comes in, everyone’s face lights up.

“We’re always on the lookout for something different for our residents.”

According to Fiona, the story behind how the alpacas were invited was a strange one.

Fiona was put in touch with the owner of the alpacas, Michelle Vickers, through her mother, whom she had met earlier in her career when looking after Michelle’s grandmother at another centre.

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