Watch: Happy Limerick Llama looking for a new home after being rescued
A Llama in Limerick city has been taken into foster care after hundreds of social media users expressed concern for its wellbeing over the Bank Holiday weekend.
This was after a video circulated on social media of a man in the north side of the city riding on the llama’s back at speed for around a minute before falling off.
The video, which has been viewed more than 75,000 times, comes after Limerick Animal Welfare (LAW) showed a llama being ridden by a youth grappling around the animal’s neck, outside a derelict house in a city estate.
LAW Chairperson Marian Fitzgibbon said the llama, a desert animal, has been taken into foster care but they are looking to find a permanent home for the llama.
Approximately €450 was raised by a number of people to purchase the llama from the owners and it is understood that some of the money will be donated to Pieta House and Milford Hospice.
The public was so incensed by the earlier video that more than 500 complaints were made to Law, and Mayorstone gardai received numerous complaints in relation to the llama.
But Ms Fitzgibbon said that the exotic animal is “in very good condition. If you were to get a vet out to look at that llama, A-one condition.
“We have been in touch with that llama since we were first made aware that it was in Limerick. We have been checking on the llama for a couple of weeks.