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SUMMER 2018 NEWSLETTER

TALES FROM WINDY ACRES / VOLUME XXI In this issue: Letter from the Director / Mobile ANT Update / Farewells / Volunteer Highlights / Horsin’ Around Campaign / Summer News / Testimonials / Upcoming Events / Odds & Ends Facing Our Fears By Sonja Wingard, Director I always wondered if I ever got cancer, would I fight it or roll over and give up? On May 14th I attended a large community gathering at Whatcom Community College discussing with

Animals from the Cuddle Corner at Microsoft One Week Expo

ANT FEATURED AT MICROSOFT EVENT

This July, ANT bunnies and Gabby (the golden retriever) were featured guests at the Microsoft One Week Expo in Redmond, WA!  Jessie Pemble (Mobile ANT Coordinator) and Kelsy Hartmann (Barn Manager) drove the Mobile ANT Van down south for the 2-day event, and hosted a “Cuddle Corner” for guests (all Microsoft employees) to enjoy. This is the second time ANT has been asked to provide therapy animals for a corporate event in order to relieve stress (read about our visit to

OSKAR’S AMERICA AT THE PICKFORD FILM CENTER

Animals as Natural Therapy is proud to partner with the Pickford Film Center for the 2018 Bellingham Children’s Film Festival! Join ANT and the Pickford Film Center for a special screening of “Oskar’s America”, featuring special guests Toby & Persephone the miniature horses, plus other fun farm animals!   When 10-year-old Oskar’s mom leaves him with his grandpa to go to America, he sets up a nutty plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat with his new friend

WINTER 2018 NEWSLETTER

TAILS FROM WINDY ACRES / Winter 2018 / Volume XXI / Issue 1   Please enjoy the latest update from ANT, featuring stories from the barnyard, Mobile ANT moments, fundraising news, and more! Hear from our new instructor, Haley, our Mobile ANT Coordinator, Jessie, our wonderful VISTA Volunteer, Laura, the amazing Betty Barats (our volunteer Volunteer Coordinator!), and of course our fearless leaders Sonja & Julia. Sneak a peek into life at ANT! Click here to read  

Community of Stars 8th Annual Gala

Animals as Natural Therapy invites you to our 8th annual gala, the “Community of Stars”.   This fun-filled event not only invites YOU, but already has RSVPs from ANT’s miniature horses: Toby, Persephone & Midnight-Mocha! Don’t miss this delectable Bellwether sit-down dinner and a specially-curated dessert dash featuring some of Bellingham’s best local bakers, while our barnyard stories & videos fill your heart. Exciting offerings can be yours from our fabulous Raffle and Silent Auctions. Dance the night away as

Minis & Microbrews: A Success!

Our Minis & Microbrews fundraiser was an unbridled success!  A big thank you to all who attended the event at Aslan Brewing Company on August 24th – your contributions helped raise over $450.00 for Animals as Natural Therapy! Brewery-goers enjoyed mingling with our mini horses and goats, cuddled with bunnies and chickens, tried their hand at Boot Bounce, and got to check out our brand new Mobile ANT van! Visitors young and old filled the Aslan parking

12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social

  Join us for the 12th Annual Bluegrass Ice Cream Social! September 9th, 1-4pm ~ FREE 721 Van Wyck Road, Bellingham WA Enjoy delicious ice cream, games & activities for all ages, a petting zoo, horse demonstrations, and of course, great live music! Bring your friends and family to Windy Acres for a day of fun on the farm! A FREE event for the whole family, come learn about our animals, programs, and how you can get involved. This

ANT selected for 2017 Best of Bellingham Awards

Animals As Natural Therapy Receives 2017 Best of Bellingham Award BELLINGHAM August 2, 2017 — Animals As Natural Therapy has been selected for the 2017 Best of Bellingham Award in the Counselor category by the Bellingham Award Program.   Each year, the Bellingham Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and

Horses as Healers – ANT Article

Horses as Healers Take a few minutes to read this article written by our resident equine-assisted mental health counselor, Lorna Shepardson, and learn how horses have a unique capacity to heal. Lorna beautifully illustrates the ways in which horses reach us at our darkest core, only to draw us into the light. A wonderful, inspiring read!