We believe that animals can reach a place in the human heart that other approaches may not. Our work is based on the knowledge that animals can teach us important life skills, including: honesty, clear communication, boundaries, leadership, self-management, and resilience.
To strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-assisted education and personal growth, with special attention to at-risk youth.
WHAT WE DO
We provide a safe, nurturing environment where people of all ages practice skills essential for meaningful and successful relationships based on mutual respect, communication, responsibility, and trust.
Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) is a nonprofit providing healing, equine- & animal-facilitated experiences for youth & veterans in Whatcom County. Our programs address mental & behavioral health challenges such as trauma, substance abuse, PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief, and behavior & emotion management. Programs open to veterans, and youth ages 6-18.