The War In Between: A Wolf Sanctuary Helps Heal Military Veterans
in Frazier Park, California, just an hour-and-half drive up into the mountains from Los Angeles, a man named Matthew Simmons has made the vital connection between the woes of the wolf and those of the war veteran. On the 3,000-acre wilderness property of Lockwood Animal Rescue Center (LARC), Simmons has taken in hurt, abandoned and exploited captive wolves and wolf-dog hybrids, and in doing so, realized he may have found a way to help war vets heal too. As caught in Riccardo Ferraris’s new documentary The War in Between, Simmons, a Navy vet himself, utilizes LARC as a mutual rehabilitation center. Men and women from all over apply for this program, where they will work every day feeding and tending to the wolves, developing relationships with the animals.