A war veteran walks outside in an enclosed area.
The forest surrounds it. He seems to be at peace. Then something comes groping towards him. At first sight, he looks like a German shepherd, but there is something different about his way of walking. Moreover, its features seem longer … more lupine. He is a wolf No, man is not in danger. He volunteers to help with the Warriors and Wolves rehabilitation program in Lockwood Valley, California. This video shows more about how they interact.
The main objective of the program is to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). There have been many ways to try to help these former soldiers recover after the ravages of war destroyed their minds.
By feeding and spending time with these wolves, who have also suffered some kind of injury, it helps them to feel at ease in what is a very stressful world. The two species are working to try to rebuild themselves.
All in all, veterans help the 40 animals that live there. They feed the wolves and join them, stroking them and letting them lick their faces. It is sweet to see these two species interacting with each other. There is a lot of trust between them. This is huge because both have been in situations where they didn’t trust anyone around them.
The best thing about the program is that there is no judgment on any of the parties. They want to unite. It is to break things to its most elementary elements. There is no external world to worry about. There is only time to switch to each other. It would be nice if there were more programs like this all over the United States. Many veterans could use this kind of help, and California may be too far away for many of them.
What a great video! It made me want to scream like a wolf. What did you think? Leave a comment for us below!