Wellington Acres was established to: connect people to animals to bring love, affection, laughter, and calmness to those ailing in mind, body, or spirit. Nature and Animal-Assisted Education isn’t just feel-good rhetoric; it is backed by solid research. Both Nature and Animals can positively affect brain chemistry, including dopamine (linked with reward-motivation behavior), oxytocin (bonding), and cortisol levels (stress). Having a friendly creature willing to bond can provide unconditional acceptance and support as a key factor for animal-assisted education and in today's hectic world a chance to detox from screens!
Funds support sessions and connection of humans in need with animals. We are not a non-profit but funds only go to special causes, not administrative overhead.