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Suffering alpacas given new hope: Animals were starving after market went bust

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Here, at the large-animal hospital at Oregon State University, in stalls with wood shavings on the ground, are the alpacas that look at you with those innocent eyes.

They evoke even more sympathy from observers who know what they’ve gone through. According to authorities, they were starving to death.

There are 15 that need special care, and an additional 160 that are well enough to be in outdoor pens in a field owned by the school.

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