Who are Mini Tails Sanctuary?

Located on the Sunshine Coast, Mini Tails Sanctuary is home to animals who have been rescued from neglect and abuse who have no other options. Located on the 32 acres of land, Mini Tails Sanctuary is a permanent home to many colorful residents. Including 10 rescued Chihuahuas, Cheeky Turkeys, Ponies, 19 Alpacas, Sheep and even a beautiful donkey.

Run by dedicated owners Michael & Christian, their passion for rescue has helped them save many animal lives.

When they aren't waking up at 5am to feeding their animals, Michael and Christian run a delicious plant based café in Buderim. Cafe Vie The long hours and hard work 

Mini Tails Sanctuary have many unusual and beautiful animals that call the sanctuary home, but one particular personality that stands out is Spike. A 4 year old Alpaca. Spike suffers from a commonly misused condition called 'Berserk Male Syndrome', a condition that affects both Alpacas and Llamas alike and is brought on when they're over handled by humans when they are young and or kept separate from other alpacas or llamas.


They are herd animals and need to stay together to avoid depression and syndromes like this. When the guys rescued him, Spike was suffering some of the worst torment they had ever seen and was deeply unhappy. Michael and Christian agreed to take him on to avoid death and work with him. They have been kicked, bitten, pushed, wrestled to the floor and stomped on by this very confused poor soul. You see, it's not Spikes fault, he was just responding to his environment and reacting as such. He had no idea who or what he was, who is tribe was, he assumed he was human, as that was all he had known and consistently looks to dominate, which is turn makes him really unhappy.

It's been a long journey but his progress has been amazing and they are now looking at a much happier boy, that now has his own herd and is learning to be an alpaca without any of the torment he has endured for years.

The importance of sanctuaries working together means we can save more lives with the knowledge we are learn along the way. It allows us to network and provide support and encouragement.

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