Alegria Therapeutic Center

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors


81630 Highway 1083Bush, LA 70431 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors, adults and children with disabilities through animal assisted therapeutic activities.


"It seems the rhythmic motion of the horse soothes his anxiety, gives him peace of mind and helps his communication skills."

-Julie, the mother of Tommy who is autistic

About Alegria

Alegria means happiness in Spanish which is what we strive to provide. Our services include animal interactive therapeutic activities.

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors, adults and children through animal assisted therapeutic activities.

The programs utilize all animals and assets on the ranch to enhance the lives of any child

4 years and older who are in need can participate in the program.

Situated on 40 acres in Bush, Louisiana, Alegria is a certified full-service animal assisted therapeutic center, complete with over 60 animals, including large and miniature horses and donkeys, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, chickens, a mini potbellied pig, an alpaca and a handsome rooster named Brad Pitt.

Alegria is a center certified through Path International which means the center is held to the gold standard for teaching people with disabilities, animal welfare and safety of our participants.

The center is wheelchair accessible and includes barns, an activities arena, ranch house, and an educational teaching area.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) 100% all proceeds go straight into our programs and animal care.


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