Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) empowers individuals of all ages to build honest mutually-respectful relationships with our animal partners. Participants are challenged to expand their possibilities in a safe, nurturing environment. They develop essential life skills, with the support of mentors, beside horses and other animals. These skills will positively impact all aspects of their lives: self-management, determination, social intelligence, gratitude, hope, awareness and curiosity.
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. Our goal is to never turn someone away for lack of financial resources. Please help us meet that goal and help a youth transform their life..and likewise transform our community. 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- 2:00PM Sat: By Appointment Sun: Closed
Please support these generous community businesses and join us in thanking the individuals who have made ANT's work possible. Over 70% of ANT's income comes from you the community of donors! And over 11,000 hours a year of volunteer time is generously given!!