“If we help heal the animals, Mother Earth will begin to heal, and when this occurs, the people will remember many things they have forgotten; those sacred spaces and places we once called home. This can only bring good into our lives and the lives of others”
Mary Ann McCain
Co-Founder Song of the Wolf Healing Center (SOWHC)
Song of the Wolf Healing Center is a non-profit organization for abused, unwanted, confiscated and surrendered wolfdogs. Song of the Wolf focuses on healing the animal-human bond through educational workshops, volunteering, and animal-assisted therapeutic activities. This is a healing center for all.
As a Licensed therapist who has been in the addiction field for 30 years, I have witnessed profound experiences personally and professionally working with such incredible animals. There are many similarities the addict has in common with wolves and wolfdogs: separation from their family, their environment; trauma responses; trust issues; and most importantly being misunderstood.
Participants at Choice House share their experiences:
“When we first arrived, I remember feeling the emptiness of being in a cage due to my addiction. I felt extremely vulnerable with the animals. When leaving, I realized I left the lifestyle I was living in my addiction with the land and animals. Feeling vulnerable is what I need to remain clean.”
“I loved the animals. They are beautiful. I was so relaxed and tranquil. The animals were comfortable, which made me feel comfortable.”