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Welcome Surprise at Scarborough Home as Furry Friends Come to Visit Residents

A Scarborough home had some furry visitors as members of the Butterwick Alpaca Retreat came to the home.

Alpacas Sunny and Sandstorm, Rabbits, Pickles and Pom Pom and Guinea pigs Peanut and Grillo came to see the residents at MHA Priceholme and provided an entertaining visit.

They visited the home along with their owners, Anna and Chris Ramsey.

One of the lounges in the home, which provides residential care for up to 32 people, was where the residents were stroking, feeding and holding the animals.

Pippa Lees, administration manager said: “ We found the Butterwick Alpaca Retreat on social media, and they have been before but not with as many animals.

“Having so many animals come to the home was a delight and it couldn’t have gone any better.

“It’s always nice to see the reactions of residents when we have animals visit.

“The residents loved it, they had a great time, and we are already looking to book them again.

“Some of our residents would have been animal owners themselves so for them it’s a reconnection with their past.

“Not just the residents, but the staff really enjoyed having the animals at the home.

“All the animals were really well behaved and trained and it was a pleasure having them at the home.”


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