Three Alpaca residents living in Pringle Bay spend their days raising money for the local Fire Brigade!
Pringle Bay, South Africa – In a quiet coastal village in South Africa, 3 Alpacas are working hard throughout the year to raise money for the local Fire Brigade.
Their names are Mickey, DJ & Truffles and they may be the cutest little residents in the town.
Pringle Bay is a small coastal village in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, in South Africa. It is situated at the foot of Hangklip, on the opposite side of False Bay from Cape Point. The town and surrounds are part of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Heritage Site. The bay is named after Rear-Admiral Thomas Pringle, of the Royal Navy, who commanded the naval station at the Cape in the late 1790s.
Arthur Rae is a retired US army helicopter pilot who purchased the open plot next to him to keep as a green zone. To combat the overgrowth him and his wife, Christine, decided to buy three alpacas. And just like that, one of Pringle Bay’s only tourist attractions was inadvertently established.
Alpacas are great guard animals and actually are bred to protect sheep herds. They have soft feet (like dogs) and are easily trained. By definition, they are long-haired domesticated South American mammals related to the llama, valued for its wool but they can now be found on an open plot amongst houses at 1015 Elizabeth Road.
Arthur encourages all visitors to leave a donation to the Fire Brigade! In the 2 and a half years that the 3 Alpacas have lived in Pringle Bay, they have managed to raise R13 000 for the hard-working heroes.
Check out some photos of the herd below: