Mowgli Rescue is an animal rescue that takes in abandoned, neglected, and abused animals that we rehabilitate and foster either in our Topanga intake refuge or in a foster home until they are ready to be placed in a permanent home.
Some of our selected rescues will be used as animal assisted activities for at-risk youth. We are partnering with various organizations in Southern California that are seeking alternative therapy for children and teenagers that have undergone trauma or experienced difficult circumstances. Read below for more information on AAA & AAT.
"Since the dawn of civilization, humans and animals have shared a powerful bond. Through the ages, this bond has been a source of solace and relief for those who suffer from physical or emotional pain. To explore the healing and learning power of this relationship, American Humane Association has been a leader in a field of study and practice known today as Animal-Assisted Therapy, or AAT.
Animal-Assisted Therapy has been shown to help children who have experienced abuse or neglect, patients undergoing chemotherapy or other difficult medical treatments, and veterans and their families who are struggling to cope with the effects of wartime military service.
With new research and a continued commitment to professionalism, AAT will continue to grow in mainstream healthcare acceptance and practice – one more tool to enhance individuals' well-being, and one more reminder of the vital and multifaceted role that animals can play in every aspect of our lives."