AN ALPACA trekking business has had to shut after yobs hurled rocks at the terrified animals.
The enclosure was also not secure, meaning dogs regularly found a way in.
Mrs Kendall, a part-time carer, began offering Alpaca adventures and expeditions through the park at the end of last year, and had dreams of a busy summer season.
However, the three South American animals are now temporarily staying at Hadleigh Rare Breeds Centre until a new permanent home is found.
Mrs Kendall said: “We had a number of issues with dogs getting into the enclosure, and also people were throwing rocks and stones at the alpacas.
“It’s a shame, but it’s just not worth having them at Wat Tyler any more. I was getting too worried about them whenever I had to leave them.
“They’re getting on really well at the rare breeds centre.”
Orea, Fudge and Valliant will be at the Salvation Army-run animal attraction, at Hadleigh Farm, Castle Lane, until Monday.
They are then set to move to another temporary home in the grounds of a care home in Linford.
Emma Sawyer, manager at the rare breeds centre, said: “We would love to keep them, but unfortunately alpacas are not a rare breed, so they can’t stay here permanently.
“At first they were a bit nervous and shy, which is understandable, but they have settled in really well.
“As soon as they see a white bag they come running because they know it’s full of food.
“They’re certainly proving a big hit with our visitors.
“I just think Wat Tyler Park wasn’t the right place for them.”