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Idaho student walks alpaca around town as therapy animal

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - There's a new kid on the block in the world of therapy animals.
    
It's not a dog. It's not a cat. It's a 5-year-old alpaca named Sprite.
    
The Times-News reported Monday that 18-year-old Drew Moffitt of Twin Falls has been taking Sprite around town as part of his high school senior project.
    
The teen completed an eight-hour course and put Sprite through a health screening to register her as a therapy animal.
    
He was only required to put 40 hours toward the project, but he's having a hard time keeping Sprite out of the limelight.
    
The two have been making visits to schools and a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities.
    
Sprite is one of three alpacas that live with Moffitt on his family's 4-acre (1.6 hectares) property.

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