Shy Wolf Sanctuary and Home Base team up to help veterans in Naples


NAPLES, Fla. — Deanna Deppen has been with Shy Wolf Sanctuary since the very beginning — healing hearts one howl at a time.


“Our healing hearts generally involve a visit through the sanctuary to connect with the animals and feel the healing love of the animals because they’ve been given unconditional love and have experienced their own trauma, neglect and abuse,” Deppen said.


Recently, the Naples non-profit expanded partnerships with another local non-profit, Home Base Florida.


“We’ve been here in SWFL since 2014, helping veterans, service members and their families heal from the invisible wounds,” said Armando Hernandez, senior director of Home Base Florida. Those invisible wounds can be PTSD, anxiety, depression, or even a brain injury.

“We get to healing through community veterans don’t come home to programs like Home Base or the VA; they come home to communities like Southwest Florida,” Hernandez said.


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