Courage

                                 

Courage was saved from a veal crate when he was eight weeks old. He was born to the dairy industry and taken away from his mom when he was born as they both cried for each other. He was put into a veal crate, kept alone, and fed an insufficient, anemic diet.…

Thumper's Adventures

                    

Almost five years ago, we discovered a backyard butcher who was doing horrible things to animals. We started pulling animals from there (that were literally on the verge of death) and bringing them home to The Gentle Barn to save them. Meanwhile, the authorities were working on making conditions…

New Babies at The Gentle Barn

   

This month we got a desperate call from a lovely woman who has been rescuing donkeys from abuse for many decades. Sadly, she recently got ill and needed several surgeries. Because of her poor health and the operations, she could not…

Andrew & Patrick

            

Andrew was used as a stud horse for 25 years. When he was no longer able to “perform” he was left in a ravine to die. The animal shelter found Andrew a hundred pounds underweight, malnourished, scared, and very depressed.…

LAPD Kids

                  

Last week we hosted a wonderful group of kids from the inner city who live in concrete, violence, and noise. Once a month these pre-teens get to come out to The Gentle Barn to enjoy bountiful…

Farewell Wonderful Patches

Patches was a kids’ pony for over 20 years. She was patient and kind to the little girls that rode her and she always kept them safe. If she felt them off balance on top of her, she would stop to let them straighten up. When…

Princess Gives Hope

We had three teenage foster kids on probation come to the barn this week. They were all pretty shut down and closed off at first. I asked them what word best described who they were and what was their dream. They didn’t know initially, but, with a little encouragement, they finally said what they wanted to do…

A Very Difficult Goodbye

Charlie and Lacey left us this week after having the best year of their life. When we rescued them last year, they were 14 years old and were being put down at the animal shelter after living their whole lives in a backyard. They would have been put to sleep at the hands of strangers with fear…

Aretha

Last week, we were visited by some seniors who took a tour of The Gentle Barn, hugging the cows, giving the pigs tummy rubs, and holding chickens. They were mostly city folk and some had never held a chicken or pet a farm animal before. As one 82-year-old woman said, “It’s never too late!” They had a great time…

Charlie and Lacey are 15 years old now

We rescued Charlie and Lacey a year ago when they were 14 years old and could not walk. We gave them superior nutrition to give them strength, Sun Chlorella to boost their immune system, and acupuncture, massage therapy, cold laser, chiropractic, and water therapy to keep them pain free and mobile. It…

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