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Harrison and Harley

​Harrison and Harley

​As you would all be aware from extensive media coverage, the school suffered a savage blow last Saturday with the death of our two alpacas, Harrison and Harley.  The CCTV footage, released last Wednesday by the Qld Police, shows a cruel attack on them by two males.  It is impossible to understand how any human being could carry out such a shameless act on two beautiful and defenceless animals.

The school community is shocked and sickened by what occurred.  The alpacas have been with the school for eleven years after being introduced when they were just six months old.  The students who looked after Harrison and Harley, and the agricultural staff in particular, have been very affected by the incident.

There have been numerous messages detailing how Harrison and Harley will be sadly missed by passers-by who used to watch them in the paddocks.  The following comment from a member of the public sums up the sentiments of many of you, "I just wanted to say that I miss them too as I see them every lunchtime when I go for my walk".

This from a student at Caboolture East SS, "Our hearts break to hear the news of your alpacas.  We drive past every day to see your beautiful animals......... They will always be remembered.  We share your sorrow."

We would like to thank the wider Caboolture community for their support at this very sad time.

Finally, I urge anyone who believes they have some information which may lead to the identification of those responsible for this crime to pass it on to Crime Stoppers or the Caboolture Police.

Peter Willmott