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

In the Barnyard: March 30, 2017

Our beloved Sassy passed away last night. She went easily and peacefully, but left us in sorrow. The entire Gentle Barn staff and volunteers are in mourning, and I know you loved her as well. How could you not? To know her was to love her!

We rescued Sassy five years ago from an extreme cruelty…

A Pause for Humanity

I was at my son’s lacrosse game last weekend and while I love watching him play, it was two hours of sweaty teenage boys, burping, violence, injuries, and playing hard until one team won and the other team lost. In the middle of the game something happened that touched me deeply. One of the opposing…

Featured Video: Dudley on The Dodo

Our very own Dudley was featured on The Dodo in "Cow Rescued From Cattle…

In the Barnyard: March 23, 2017

Dudley has gone through many triumphs, and ups-and-downs since his bone spur removal surgery several months ago. Recent we took him to the University of Tennessee large animal hospital to get his hooves trimmed. While…

Why Does the Turkey Cross the Country?

We are taking our turkey, Adeline, on a cross-country, turkey road trip to Tennessee! The Gentle Barn in Tennessee does not have a cuddle turkey. As you might know, cuddling a turkey is one of the most transformative things at The Gentle Barn.

Featured Video: Calf Rescue at E6 - part 2

As a followup story to the "Calf Rescue at E6" film, the four baby cows are now completely healed and strong enough to enter the adult herd of cows at The Gentle Barn. A heart warming testament to the power of love and compassion.

In the Barnyard: March 16, 2017

This week Magic went back out to pasture for the first time since his surgery. After his Epiploic Foramen extraction surgery, Magic was at the hospital for a couple of weeks. When he came home, he had to stay quiet and calm for another few weeks. We have been taking him for hand walks twice each day, he got to visit with his friends from outside the pasture, and we have been giving him lots of TLC…


I learned a new word this weekend – Ahimsa. It is Sanskrit for “not to injure.” Ahimsa is also referred to as nonviolence, and it applies to all living beings—including all animals. Mohandas Gandhi, considered…

IDA's Hope Summit

Our Founder, Ellie Laks did a talk online as part of IDA's Hope Summit. Her talk was about staying hopeful. Wanted to share it with you!

In the Barnyard: March 9, 2017

Wally is one of our senior gentlemen who has had a cough for some time. We have had two veterinarians come to examine him who have told us that he most likely has a heart condition and there is nothing we can do for him. We give him Sun Chlorella Algae Super Food each day to boost his immune system, extra…

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