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Ridgefield llamas offer comfort, free visits for those experiencing health issues

By Zoë Buhrmaster, Columbian staff writer
Published: August 10, 2022, 6:02am
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Shannon Joy, co-owner of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, bonds with some four-legged friends on Monday afternoon. The facility will offer free farm visits for those undergoing cancer treatments, living with chronic pain, mental health issues, or with elderly family members.
Shannon Joy, co-owner of Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, bonds with some four-legged friends on Monday afternoon. The facility will offer free farm visits for those undergoing cancer treatments, living with chronic pain, mental health issues, or with elderly family members. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

RIDGEFIELD —Isaiah Rollins, 8, led Prince the llama around the farm Monday as his friends fed the camelids carrots. They were celebrating Isaiah’s birthday at Mtn Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas, where Isaiah visits weekly as part of his animal-assisted therapy for Down syndrome.

Starting next week, the farm is offering free therapy visits for those with mental health needs, chronic pain, undergoing cancer treatment and seniors.

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