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…

In Loving Memory of Ginger

Ginger was already old when we rescued her four years ago from extreme cruelty. She was very sick when we brought her home and it took months for her to recover. Once she recovered, she learned to trust and have a wonderful fresh start here…

In Loving Memory of Dolly

Because Dolly was kept outside with little shelter before she came to us, she developed cancer in her eyes from the sun as well as her back. The cancer on her back had been healing beautifully, but her eyes have been getting steadily worse. We had…

In Loving Memory of Grace

There are three reasons why animals come to The Gentle Barn: so they can heal and live the life all animals deserve, so they can die in the arms of someone who loves them with dignity and respect, or so they can learn a life lesson. Just like…

A Tribute to the Most Royal Duchess

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved llama,…

Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone

Sunshine was rescued from a pet store where she and her 29 siblings were crammed in a dark, dirty, crowded cage. After many complaints they released the birds to us.

Sunshine was scared of people at first but soon became a most cherished ambassador…

Passing The Torch

                           

                              

This week we…

A Salute to a Gentleman

                                 

When I first met Dylan, he was so handsome that I caught my breath and stared. He was a gentleman so he came right over and introduced himself. We have been in love ever since.

Dylan didn’t have it so easy before coming to me. When…

An Angel Gets Her Wings

                      

Sheba was a beautiful hen who loved life and was very friendly and curious. She got along with all the other animals and was always gentle. One day when we picked her up, she felt unusually thin and it alarmed us. She…

Remembering Cinnamon Apple Pie

                                     

In 2003, we met a horse that stole our hearts and we had to bring her home. She was in so much pain that she could barely walk because she had been ridden very hard and her body was destroyed. Even though she flinched when we lightly touched her, she was grateful, sweet, and kind,…