Backyard Butcher Rescue
May 7, 2012
Diamond came in from the backyard butcher with such a bad eye infection we thought she might be blind. With great vet care and Sun Chlorella Algae super food her infection went away and she now has a normal, healthy eye! This is Diamond's before and after shot.
As of April 4, 2012
In Southern California there is a backyard butcher who does not feed his animals, does not provide clean water or adequate shelter and does not give medical attention when they are sick or injured. We have been saving dying animals from there for 4 years. This week the backyard butcher was arrested and the animals taken away from him and brought to The Gentle Barn to heal. This is a huge victory in shutting down backyard butchers, protecting animals from their extreme cruelty and preventing the public from buying the tainted meat.
We have just taken in several cows, over 20 goats and sheep, and a horse.The animals are emaciated, malnourished, scared to death, they have infections, open sores, are infested with parasites, their eyes are infected causing blindness, their noses are runny and they have hacking coughs. They have high fevers and the horse has a huge sore on her leg that is infected down to the bone. These animals are very sick and we have a tremendous amount of work to do to save their lives. These are more animals than we have ever taken in at one time, and we can’t do this without you, please support us, we need you now more than ever! Click here to make a donation.
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Emergency Goat Rescue
We just rescued 6 goats from severe abuse and neglect. They are all riddled with lice, parasites and ringworm, have eye infections, are malnourished, emaciated and are terrified of humans. The task of healing their bodies will be great, but of healing their hearts, enormous! We have a lot of work ahead of us to get them healthy, happy and trusting. Any donations are greatly appreciated! Please click here to donate.
Emergency Calf Rescue
At a cattle ranch in California there was a mom and baby calf. The mom died of unknown causes and the baby was found trying to fend for himself. Another mom cow and her baby kind of took him in and adopted him. Then the other mom fell in a ravine and died also, leaving both babies orphaned, the first baby orphaned for the second time!
They are now safely living at The Gentle Barn. We are treating them for a skin fungus and we are teaching them to trust humans.
As usual, we can’t do this without your financial support! Please donate towards their rescue, healing, rehabilitation and care. They have lost their moms, but we can be the village that will raise these babies and show them love!
Emergency Starving Goat Rescue
We found out about a local backyard butcher and went to investigate. The first thing we noticed was the stench. The second thing we noticed was the bathtub of rotten tomatoes which is the only thing the goats and sheep get to eat. The last thing we saw was the emaciated, starving, sick and weak animals who are suffering tremendously. We are working with local authorities to improve conditions but right now we are hitching up our trailer to bring the worst off back to The Gentle Barn to heal them, if we can…
This is going to be grueling and costly, we can’t do this without you! Please click here to donate towards this rescue! Remember to select "Emergency Starving Goat Rescue" when you make the donation. Thank you!
E6 Calf Rescue
Their Story: These four calves were rescued from E6 Cattle company in Texas. When we brought them home they were filthy, emaciated, sick, weak and afraid. It has been weeks and we are still working to get them strong and healthy.
Mercy is the one of the youngest and smallest and was horribly sick when he arrived. With lots of TLC and vet care his fever finally broke and he is now healthy.
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Bob seemed good when he first came in, but the trauma of what he went through finally caught up with him and he is now very sick and weak. The vets believe that he never nursed from his mom and never got colostrums, so he does not have his own immune system. He will probably need antibiotics and intensive care for a while until his body is strong enough.
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Ari was one of the first ones to be sick when he arrived. With round to clock care, love and our wonderful veterinarians, Ari is finally healthy and strong.
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Roy had wracking coughs and high fevers for a long time. We finally got him strong enough to beat it and he is now huge, strong, and eating everything in sight.
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Emergency Cow Rescue
The Gentle Barn rescues two teenage cows and two veal calves. They are thin, malnourished, filthy, terrified, have matted dull coats and empty lifeless eyes. We will nurse them back to health and joy.