ALPACAS Alfonzo and Roulette, known as Alfie and Roo, delighted residents at Stretton Hall Nursing Home in All Stretton.

The two brothers and their handler Sarah Dakin from Wildwood Alpacas brought a touch of animal magic to the Morris Care nursing home. Residents welcomed them with pats, hugs and treats and spoke to them too.

“It was amazing to see the effect these beautiful, friendly animals have. They have a way of connecting with our residents and were a big success judging by the smiles and conversations they prompted,” said social life co-ordinator Issy Pitts. “Animal visits are a great way of engaging people, including those living with dementia.”