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At Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC), veterans suffering from PTSD are connecting to nature in a way few would expect–bonding with the big, bad wolf.
LARC provides therapy in the form of wolves, wolf-dogs, coyotes, foxes, and Primurine horses. These therapy animals are rescues from terrible living conditions or a threatening environment. The facility spays, neuters, and microchips all of the rescued animals in a fight against the breeding of wildlife in a domestic setting.
With these rescues, packs are formed naturally when individual animals show they are ready to bond with other animals. The bigger the pack, the larger the enclosure they require. LARC is highly sensitive to a pack’s need for space and provides spacious habitats.
LARC employs returning combat veterans to care for traumatized wolves through a program called Warriors and Wolves. The wolves in this program cannot be returned to the wild, and LARC provides them this safe place to live out the rest of their lives. In turn, the veterans caring for them find their own path toward healing and feeling safe.
Lockwood Animal Rescue Center is an IRS tax-exempt charity located in Frazier Park, California. All donations are tax deductible. During this holiday season, won’t you please consider supporting LARC in their efforts to protect the wolf population through the help of returning combat veterans. This is just one of the campaigns footed by LARC. Please visit their website to learn more about this amazing sanctuary.