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D'Arcy Kallingal  Photographer & Farm Girl ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ“ท *Nikon equipment & iPhone 6s plus. *Photography IG acct. under darcyrkallingal

Hi friends... as many of u know, we rescued 2 Alpacas from deplorable conditions of neglect. ๐Ÿšซplease know these images are hard to look at.. many of you hav asked what injuries they sustained. I promised to put a time line of their rescue together.
I mentioned their mother was mauled & killed by dogs & the other 2 were attacked. The younger brother age 2, only sustained scratches & small puncture wounds, the older brother age 3 was ripped to pieces. We named them Bradley & Cooper. These Alpacas were terrorized by loose dogs every single day as the previous owner runs a horrific boarding facility for dogs. They run loose & scale fences.
2 of my Veterinarians called me when they became alerted to their situation.. we agreed to rescue them. When my husband & I arrived.. we found Cooper laying down in feces, urine soaked, no food, filthy water, flies covering his entire body with rotting wounds & his lips torn off.
We got them out of there. The Veterinarians hav been working daily to heal him. These boys have been eating for the 1st time in their lives nutrient rich foods & clean fresh water. They had never been sheared, vaccinated, dewormed. They were a mess! They are getting the best possible treatment available from an amazing Doctor who specializes in Alpacas.
Today Cooper will undergo anesthesia for surgery on some deep infected wounds. We hav months of healing ahead. The brothers are very bonded & Bradley looks over his brother & protects him fiercely.
I am desperately trying to raise donations to help Cooper. Todays Veterinarian bill will be around $500.00.
Even a little bit adds up to a lot of bit in the end. Paying for a single injection of pain medication or antibiotics even a bandage change helps immensely! Many of you have been looking in on their care daily. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has donated to Cooper! I am determined to see him healthy & living the full care free life he deserves! He truly is the sweetest little guy. Please pray for his surgery today! I will continue to post updates. Please ask me any questions you might have. And please message me if you would like to donate๐Ÿฆ™โค๏ธ

If you see this look on an Alpacas face, grab a face shield or run! That is the loading up to spit stance! #alpacasofinstagram #spittingalpaca #bradley #bradleycooper #naughty #rescueanimals #alpacarescue

Busy day today on our farm!
Feed store, farm market, tack store (need pony blankets for Alpacas) visit Cooper & Bradley & put blankets on them. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผthey will let me!
Prep dinner, start farm clean up after 3 days of 75 mile winds! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ total mess!!!
Hope everyone has a productive day!
#farmlife #workisneverdone #farmcleanup #lovemylife #gettingitdone #interiors #farmhousestyle #farmhousestyle #falldecor #thanksgivingdecor #rusticdecor #countryhome #winecountryliving #farmkitchen #lovemypotterybarn

I need to lose myself in a bit of Thanksgiving planning for an hour. Cooper the Alpacaโ€™s surgery was put off til this afternoon. We are having high gale winds right now! Wreaking havoc on my property. My poor landscaping! So how much can I pack into my day today? ๐Ÿคช
#gettinitdone #thanksgivingplanning #falldecor #tablescape #catsofinstagram #jon #cats #animallovers #pumpkins #interiors #interiorstyling #falltabledecor #thanksgivingdecor #kitchensofinstagram #notenoughhoursintheday

Happy Veterans Day friends!!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
So much going on since my last post that we were rescuing 2 neglected & injured Alpacas. ๐Ÿฆ™
I will be putting a story board together on their progress. But for now I will tell you that we are moving them up the road to a huge Thoroughbred Horse Ranch .. to receive ongoing care. Our Veterinarians are there almost everyday & this will allow them to check on Cooper daily & change his bandages & treat his extreme wounds. Its difficult for me to treat him alone. It takes 2-3 people . Our biggest fear is the infection that has got a hold of Cooper. He is fighting for his life. Today he will start a third antibiotic that will be hard on him & his kidneys. Please keep him & his brother Bradley in your thoughts & prayers. ๐Ÿฆ™โค๏ธI am going to ask humbly for donations when I post their story board. Coopers daily bills run about $200 a day & then their boarding at Milky Way Farms will be expensive. Even helping support with his daily bandage change would be amazing.
I hav never asked in my life for a donation for an animal, but Cooper is special & I am determined to make sure he gets the best care possible to help him fight! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ If you would like to donate DM me. I can give you the information (every last penny will go to these beautiful boys.) If u follow me, you know my sincerity & integrity. Thanks my IG family! ๐Ÿ˜˜
#animalrescue #alpacasofinstagram #alpacarescue #bradley #cooper #bradleycooper #helpanimals #endlesslove

So heres how I spent my Sunday.. remember awhile back I posted we were considering adopting (rescuing) 3 Alpacas? We decided not to. We felt the owners were not transparent with us. Got a call from the wife Saturday saying they wanted them gone sooner than later. Turns out the mother was mauled & killed by their German Shepherds 2 weeks ago. She never said a word. We said we would go look at the 2 boys in person today. They told me one of the boys age 2 had a laceration on its hind leg from a dog nipping at him. (๐Ÿ’ฅHang with me on this story) they said the Vet was on the way out to look. (Itโ€™s my farm Vet also) and we are friends with her & everyone in their practice. I immediately called her & asked that she give me her honest opinion after treating him. And could she look over the other boy. She called me before we headed over & told me the Alpaca was in bad shape. Pain.. fever.. infection from multiple bites, maggots in wound! Black & blue all over rear area! Never sheared & covered in its own urine & poop. She said she treated him & recommended we get them out of there asap if we were willing. ๐Ÿ˜  Went to farm. Dogs everywhere! Pit bulls, shepherds.. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ The injured boy was huddled in corner with flies. This picture is of the healthy 3 year old inspecting me.
George & I talked quietly. We both decided to get them out of there before they were killed also.
My condition to owners was they pay the next Vet bill (doctor said it would need a recheck) they agreed.
So.. after asking him to please give the injured alpaca some clean water, (it was brown water with flies in it)
we agreed I would return Tuesday to trailer them home with me. They will get healthy here. Lots of TLC. George is outside building a safe convalescing enclosure for the injured baby.
Wednesday the new pipe coral & shelter will go up for them & my Vet will also be here Wednesday to look them over again.
Now .. I need to go buy halters to fit them.. & load up on hay & supplies.
#wishusluck #alpacas #alpacasofinstagram #rescue #animalrescue #farm #ourcrazylife #mychristmasgift #doingwhatwecan #farmher #womenwhofarm #animallovers #iamcountryside

Tune in to my story to see how we are treating our Pig Ozzieโ€™s ear after our Great Pyrenees Luna attacked him. This sweet boy needs healing vibes from my Ig Family. And I could use a hug! ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ #piginjury #ozziebaby

Itโ€™s Friday & my son is coming home tonight from UCSD for the weekend! I love hearing his sounds & feeling his energy in the house.. I feel complete knowing he is under our roof & sleeping in his room! Bring on the dirty laundry! #momlove #boys #boymom #boysbedroom #collegekid #fridayvibes #lovemypotterybarn

I mean... come on! How excited is he to go Trick or Treating!!! And look how good his Batman costume fits! Cuz .. granny has the boy mom thing down pat! #batman #trickortreat #costume #grandson #toddler #soexcitedtotrickortreat

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