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Our mission is to strengthen our community by developing healthy, resilient individuals through animal-facilitated education, with special attention to at-risk youth.

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Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) offers mental & behavioral health programs for youth, veterans, & elders. Our programs are based on the knowledge that animals can teach important life skills, such as: respect for self & others, healthy boundaries, self-management, empathy, and clear communication.

Animals as Natural Therapy is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our programs are funded by donations. You can support this work by making a gift today!

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Animals as Natural Therapy is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center, ensuring adherence to the highest industry standards. Participants and their families can be sure that ANT prioritizes the safety of participants, volunteers and equines, and provides quality equine-assisted activities and therapies.
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EQUUS Foundation 2019 Guardian Bellingham
GUIDESTAR GOLD SEAL OF TRANSPARENCY 2019 Animals as Natural Therapy Bellingham WA
Nonprofit of the Year 2019 Bellingham Animals as Natural Therapy