Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) is an organization that helps empower individuals of all ages through honest relationships developed with animal partners. Our programs challenge our participants, many with minimal resources and opportunities, to expand their horizons in a safe, nurturing environment. Participants learn to develop essential relationship skills beside an animal partner with the support of a human mentor. These skills will positively impact all aspects of their lives.
We seek to strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-assisted education and personal growth, with special attention to at risk youth.
To provide an emotionally safe environment using challenging activities that empower individuals to transform their lives.
90% of the youth we serve are low income and are unable to contribute financially to the cost of their healing work. Our goal is to never turn someone away because of financial reasons. Please help us meet that goal. Donate today.
Our work is based on the knowledge that animals can reach a place in the human heart for healing that other approaches may not.
"At ANT, I was more than a case or statistic, more than a suicidal teen. I was a person, and I was in pain that words cannot express. Chaco, my horse, and the staff saw me for me. They did not judge my past or present circumstances, and that made all the difference in the world."
MW, program participant, 2003
Transforming our Community One Life at a Time!
721 Van Wyck Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226 Ph/Fax: 360-671-3509
Office Hours: M-F 9:00AM- 5:00PM Sat: By Appointment Sun: Closed
Our generous community of businesses and individuals have made our work here at ANT's work possible. Over 70% of the ANT's income comes from you! Thank you!