A Czech Alpaca
A Czech Alpaca

Radio Prague International reports:

As the family grew close to their new pets they discovered many exceptional qualities – how good they were around people and children, especially those with disabilities or behavioral problems, with whom they were especially gentle. As people started knocking on their door more and more frequently the family gradually embraced the idea of setting up a llama therapy business, a field of enterprise that is still extremely rare in this country.

Alpaca therapy thriving in Czech town

A local Prague government authority has used alpacas to provide services to some elderly residents:

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.