A World Away


The Association for Parrot C.A.R.E. is an IRS-recognized 501(C)3 animal charity which operates Serenity Park Sanctuary on the grounds of the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center.  Serenity Park is an oasis for abandoned, abused, neglected or family-relinquished parrots in need of a forever home.  Here these often traumatized parrots meet  combat veterans who also experienced trauma.  It is through this common bond that a mutual path of healing occurs.  Too many veterans kill themselves after their service and to many parrots suffer in solitary confinement in tiny cages for sometimes 50-80 years.  These are tragedies that must be remedied and Serenity Park does its part to do so. 

The Lockwood Animal Rescue Center, which is also referred to as LockwoodARC or LARC, offers a healing therapeutic work environment to our returning combat veterans and a forever home to wolves, wolfdogs, coyotes, foxes, and horses used to make Premarin (literally Pregnant Mare Urine) for the pharmaceutical industry. Located on a 20-acre facility with a 3,000-acre buffer, we offer both the Veterans and our rescued animals a chance to heal in a back-to-nature setting.

LARC rescues animals from across the United States and works closely with national and local law enforcement to protect the wolf and the wolfdog from abuse and destruction. As an organization, we have a holistic approach to this problem. We offer forever homes to those we rescue in our sanctuary, we take action against the slaughter of wild wolves via on the ground campaigns, and we fight against the breeding of wolves and high-content wolfdogs kept in domestic settings nationally.


Matt Simmons

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer

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Dr. Lorin Lindner

Co-Founder & President

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Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather, the inspiring true story about the bonds between wounded warriors and forlorn parrots who are both healing at Serenity Park Sanctuary.

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The Lockwood Animal Rescue Center's Warriors and Wolves Program is the subject of a brand new and exciting documentary series premiering Fall 2018 on Animal Planet.  Stay tuned for the exact date of the premiere show, we will post it here.

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