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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The mission of Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue, Inc. is to foster compassion and responsibility for Alpacas and other animals through rescue, intervention, education and outreach. We will continue to help the North American alpaca industry grow and improve by promoting the value of non breeding alpacas for their fiber. We are a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, foster care and placement of alpacas in need.

Results: Since starting in 2009 we have been directly responsible for the rescue and re homing of upwards of 500 alpacas and other animals to date.

Target demographics: Alpacas and other animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 alpacas and other animals

Geographic areas served: Tenino Washington. We have been networking all over the US

Programs: Alpaca rescue and re homing. Sanctuary for animals that can't be re homed. Adoption, volunteer, sponsor and foster opportunities available.

Community Stories

31 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have always been impressed with CCAR's dedication to the animals that are under their care. These folks are tireless in educating the public and taking care of animals that have been abandoned, mistreated or are no longer "sexy" enough for adoption(i.e. blind, mutilated or deformed). I have had the opportunity to visit several times and I am amazed at how much effort and time it takes to keep the animals happy and healthy. This is a labor of love and it is not glamorous work, and still they maintain despite the challenges. Mahatma Gahndi said that the greatness of a nation can be be judged by the way its animals are treated-the work of CCAR is doing much to lift up the level of compassion for critters in need.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with CCAR while taking photos for them. Their devotion to the rescued critters (not just alpacas, but also a few horses, dogs, and cats) is extraordinary. What these two women do with limited resources is amazing, and is literally the difference between life and death for most of these animals.

4 Aimee R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cross Creek rescue consistently works hard to ensure appropriate environments for alpacas in need. They are very caring people that go above and beyond to help alpacas and the people involved with them come up with the best solutions for the welfare of the animals.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen first hand what this 2-women alpaca rescue can do and they are Amazing!!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue is a wonderful safe haven for abused and neglected alpacas and other animals.

They step up every single time.

They animals they serve are truly in the arms of the angels.

4 Dawn159

Donor

Rating: 5

Responsive to the alpacas who need help. They are responsible with the donations they receive. They give good care to the rescued and work hard finding new homes that are good homes. They give updates which allow me to feel more involved.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been working with CCAR since 2014. We have helped with shearing and actual rescues, and got our own 2 boys from them. Caring for the alpacas and educating the public are priorities. Each individual alpaca is assessed and given any needed medical attention, then they are matched to a home where they are a good fit. CCAR offers ongoing education and support, and maintain contact with their adopters to ensure all alpacas continue to receive the care they need.

3 Fran22

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Compassion for alpacas needing help, posting to generate help & donations, responding to replies in a timely fashion - this rescue does it all! Wonderful people to deal with & they put the good of the alpacas above everything!

7 Bev_10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became acquainted with Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue in 2013 when they handled a rescue in Polk County, Oregon. I adopted several alpacas from the rescue. It was my first time owning alpacas (although I grew up on a farm). Shari Bond and Jackie Glover worked tirelessly to educate and assist all of the people who adopted alpacas and carefully vetted each home to ensure the alpacas were going to a good place. Since adopting the alpacas, I have continued to voluteer for this organization because of the dedication I have seen and the selfless efforts that go into the care of the animals. This is truly a "grassroots" organization that is not loaded with "administrative staff." I know that when I donate money to this organization--it goes directly to the care of the animals at the rescue. This is an exceptional organization, deeply rooted in the welfare of animals.

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7

Board Member

Rating: 5

I became involved with Cross Creek Alpaca Rescue over two years ago when they were involved with the Polk County Rescue. My husband and I had never owned alpacas, but I grew up on a farm with many different animals so we decided we would apply to rescue some animals. We worked very closely with Shari Bond and she was responsive, helpful and we could tell she absolutely had the best interests of the animals in mind. I started with 2 alpacas and then adopted 2 more and then another 2 from a different rescue situation. Shari Bond and Jackie Glover (the two women who founded Cross Creek), are a fine example of people who truly care for the well being of animals. I am careful with my donations to charities and I have no reservations in supporting this worthwhile organization. 100% of my donation goes to support the animals and their care and/or rescue.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I get to visit the amazing staff of Cross Creek Alpaca rescue regularly as I'm their hoof trimmer for their mini equines. I get to see first hand the work they do for not only their rescue alpacas, but also the rescue equines, cats and dogs. Shari and Jackie are always SO busy building shelters and caring for their charges. They get great volunteers, but most of the work is done by themselves. There are not nearly as many rescue resources for Alpacas as for equines and other animals in need so the cute critters with the big eyes and cute ears are fortunate that Shari and Jackie care about them all so much.