Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious condition. War veterans are often known to suffer from it. There are a lot of therapy programs conducted to help vets deal with their emotional scars. They range from conventional to animal therapy. Animal therapy usually includes the use of dogs. Recently, horses have also been brought into use and are having great success as therapy animals. But there is a unique alternative to a medication called wolf therapy.
The video below gives us a glimpse into the Warriors and Wolves program. This program takes place at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Lockwood Valley, California. At this center, the mission is to heal vets through the help of nature. Both the veterans and the wolves have suffered some sort of trauma, so they can relate to what the other has been through.
These veterans and wolves have a unique connection because of their history. That’s one reason the program works. And these veterans know that wolves don’t judge, so they feel very comfortable with these incredible animals.
There are 40 animals housed in the facility that were rescued from terrible situations themselves. Veterans volunteer to help out, and that’s how they end up making connections with the animals. They care for the wolves, but they also spend quality time with them. You can see in this clip what a close bond they have and how they benefit from each other’s company.
This is a story about another fantastic animal rescue group, that is helping more than one species to deal with life after trauma.