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

LIFE

We just celebrated The Gentle Barn’s eighteenth anniversary. Eighteen is not usually a milestone year, compared to fifteen or twenty, which is much more celebrated. To me, though, this eighteenth year has extra special significance: In Jewish numerology, eighteen stands for life. Jewish philanthropists…

Eighteen Years

What began as a childhood fantasy and a temper tantrum to my parents has now blossomed into so much more than I had ever hoped. Rescuing animals has always been something that just ran through my veins. From the time I could walk it was not something that I chose to do, it was something I had…

The Unseen

When I was a child I often felt unseen. I have always had a sensitive heart and the people around me loved to tease me for it. My brothers would dangle spiders in front of me, threatening to harm them as I frantically tried to save them. That made…

Featured Video: Progress in Missouri

This weekend in St Louis, with the help of amazing volunteers, we fenced our largest…

Featured Video: Fence Project #2 DONE

Missouri fence project number 2 DONE!!! Thank you for enabling us to do this work!

The Spirit of St. Louis

As I write this I'm sitting on the edge of our pond in Missouri and my heart swells with joy to be creating our third Gentle Barn and making a home for Chico and his brothers. After being raised as objects, sent to their deaths,…

Featured Video: Day 1 in Missouri

Day 1 in Missouri: This place is heaven! We got a lot done today to set up the house…

In Missouri

This week Jay and I headed to St Louis, Missouri to create our third Gentle Barn! I am so happy that my little childhood dream, created in my small backyard eighteen years ago, is now in three states. Sometimes I am going through my day and…