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Charissa W.

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Review for Animals As Natural Therapy, Bellingham, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with ANT as much as my life allows since I was 14. When I started my parents had recently divorced and my mom suggested volunteering, which turned out to be the best choice for my life. ANT has been instrumental in helping me build the self-esteem and confidence necessary for becoming a healthy adult. Now I can give back by helping others relate to animals through mutual respect and care. It is amazing to see the transformation of participants at ANT from timid to confident, scared to courageous, and broken to healing. Everyone that goes to ANT is changed in the positive way that they needed thanks to the loving animals, volunteers and directors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in... life. I came from a dysfunctional family and was scarred, confused and timid. ANT taught me that I am worthy of love and capable of loving through my interactions with the amazing animals that live at the farm. I learned healthy interactions, mutual respect and how to stand up for myself, among many other positive lessons the animals and volunteers showed me.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more funding so the can help more people.

Role:  Volunteer & Volunteered in various ways; at summer camps, horse riding lessons, farm tours, fundraising events, etc.