Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.

Much to Celebrate

This weekend we have two reasons to celebrate: The Gentle Barn’s 17th Anniversary and Co-Founder Jay Weiner’s birthday. I think it’s perfect that those two festivities fall on the same weekend because The Gentle Barn would not be what it is today without Jay!

Jay came to The Gentle…

Olympic Games

Jay and I have been watching the Olympic games in the evenings in the very small time frame between ending work and falling asleep on the couch. It isn’t much time at all. In the several minutes before we can’t keep our eyes open, we have…

Climbing Out of the Wreckage

I have always heard the phrase “compassion fatigue,” but I’ve never related to what it really means. I have felt extremely sad or devastated about a cruelty case we did or an animal’s abuse, but I’ve never felt those feelings enough to want to quit or to feel completely…

Inside Scoop: Patrick in California

Volunteering at the Gentle Barn started off as a way for me to complete some of my service hours for school and look good on college applications, but it has transformed into something much more. As I volunteered here, I met many amazing…

An Excerpt from My Gentle Barn: Prologue

When I was a child in St. Louis, there was a field behind our Orthodox Jewish synagogue that held my attention far better than what was happening inside the sanctuary. While the women sat in their segregated section and gossiped for…

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