Ringo Starr once famously sang “I get by with a little help from my friends” and sometimes, those friends can come from the strangest and most unusual places. Some of these friends come in the form of therapy animals, which are an invaluable tool in the mental health field. And while most are dogs or cats, an organization in Lockwood Valley, California is using wolves.
Helping the matter is the fact that these wolves were rescued themselves. The Warriors and Wolves brings together veterans struggling with PTSD and wolves that were rescued from roadside attractions and illegal breeders. The wolves and the veterans become close friends and develop a unique bond. No wolf ever shows the same kind of affection to a different veteran other than the one they have chosen, only cementing the bond even further.