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Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) offers healing programs for at-risk youth & veterans based on the knowledge that animals can teach humans important life skills, such as: respect for self and others, boundaries, self-management, and clear communication. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, ANT operates out of Windy Acres, a one-hundred-year-old farm situated at the edge of Bellingham, Washington. Since 1999, ANT has touched the lives of thousands of children and adults through various programs. 


Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Bellingham, WA
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  • (2019), "Animals as Natural Therapy,"

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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Equine-assisted activities
  4. Horses
  5. open access
  6. veterans
  7. Washington
  8. Youth-at-risk
  1. open access