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

The Gentle Barn Animals

Faith - Cow - California

Faith was rescued from the dairy industry. She was taken away from her mom at only a day old so the breast milk she needed could be taken for humans, put into a veal crate, and while she was there had untreated conjunctivitis…

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Jellie - Pig - California

Jellie was rescued from an abusive petting zoo where she had mange and sunburn and was being taken away from her mother way before she could eat solid food. We brought her here to bottle feed, heal, and teach her how to…

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Einstein - Sheep - Missouri

In December of 2017 we got a call from a neighbor about a sheep she had been seeing for years living feral in the woods not far from The Gentle Barn Missouri. Einstein had clearly escaped from something terrible and was…

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Luke Skywalker - Turkey - Tennessee

Luke was rescued from slaughter just before Thanksgiving in 2015. He came from a very scary place where he was kept in terrible conditions, handled very rough, and saw terrible things being done to other turkeys. He was…

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Diamond - Chicken - Missouri

Diamond was going to be killed because she was too old to lay eggs. But we love her not for her eggs, but for her feathered beauty, her intelligent eyes, and her melodic song that she sings all day. Diamond will live safe…

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Rama - Turkey - California

Rama was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2008. She was very frightened when she first came home, but soon realized that she was safe, respected and adored. She is not quite comfortable with being pet, but she'll enjoy deep…

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Petunia - Pig - Missouri

Petunia was found running around on the side of the road. There were several pig farms nearby so she most likely escaped. A family driving by took her in and raised her as a pet but soon realized that raising a fast growing…

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Rebecca - Chicken - California

Rebecca was found wondering the streets and brought to the safety of The Gentle Barn so she could have a home and a family. We absolutely love having her! She is so friendly and has such a big, warm personality. She loves…

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Johnny Cash - Cow - Missouri

Johnny Cash escaped from a slaughter house with five other cows and ran for his life through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. Hours later they were rounded up and returned to the slaughter house. Because of the…

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Roo - Cow - Missouri

Roo escaped from a slaughter house with five other cows and ran for hours through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. They were eventually rounded up and returned to the slaughter house. Thankfully the community begged…

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Bonsai - Horse - California

Bonsai lived with an alcoholic woman for the first 6 years of his life. When she was sober all was good, but when she was drunk Bonsai would get punched in the face. At 6 years old, he decided he would never trust humans…

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Rosey - Chicken - Tennessee

Rosey was adopted out to a family when we first moved to Tennessee, but it didn't work out so he came back to live with us. While we were looking for a new home for him, he stole our hearts, and knew that he needed to…

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Hiroka - Horse - California

Hiroka means bold, beautiful child which describes this angel perfectly. We call her Hero for short because when we rescued her she was skin and bones, sick, weak, and scared, but the minute we took her out of the horse…

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Eddie - Cow - Missouri

Eddie was at a slaughter house and escaped along with the other 5 cows. They got through three fences and ran for hours through the streets of St Louis. Eventually they were rounded up and returned to the slaughter house.…

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Addison - Donkey - California

Addison was forced to pull heavy things. He was beaten when he refused. He was finally confiscated from that man and brought to the Gentle Barn where he was taught to trust and have fun. His favorite thing is to have his…

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Gertrude - Chicken - Missouri

Gertrude was going to be slaughtered as soon as she stopped laying eggs, but we saved her to be a part of our family. We love her for her curiosity, lust for life, and intelligence. Gertrude will be safe and loved for…

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Peyton Manning - Turkey - Missouri

Peyton Manning was rescued along with two other turkeys from Thanksgiving in Tennessee, in 2015. Male turkeys are not designed to live together once they hit sexual maturity, and once Peyton and his brother Luke reached…

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Houdini - Cow - Missouri

Houdini was at a slaughter house with 5 other young cows. Wanting to live, they made a break for it, broke through three fences, and ran through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. They were eventually rounded up and…

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Toulouse - Sheep - California

Toulouse lived in a home with a family who loved her. She even watched TV with them. When the neighbors complained to the animal control and threw bricks at her, Toulouse was brought to The Gentle Barn for her own safety.…

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Miles - Cow - Tennessee

Miles mom was a dairy cow. In order for the family to drink the milk, Miles had to be taken away from her and weaned early. When Maybelle was ready to be retired we were able to bring her home to live with us instead of…

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Chico - Cow - Missouri

Chico was sent to slaughter with 5 other young cows, but he wanted to live. Chico, wise beyond his years, led the others through three fences and ran through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. Chico even held authorities…

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Little One - Dog - California

Little One was left at The Gentle Barn with no history or explanation. All we knew was that she was very scared and shook uncontrollably when she saw or heard a human. We worked tirelessly for months to heal her heart…

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Baron Von Goat - Goat - Missouri

Baron Von Goat lived in neglect at a place that didn’t want him. He was kept chained to a post but Baron knew he had a greater purpose so he frequently escaped. Several people brought him back to the home that didn’t want…

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Hazel - Goat - Missouri

Hazel was rescued from a hoarder. This person started with good intentions and got overwhelmed as most animal hoarders do. During the day while the woman was at work Hazel and the other animals would huddle up on the porch…

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Rick Springfield - Chicken - Tennessee

Rick Springfield was found at The Nashville international airport. No one really knows why he was living there, I guess he was just waiting to catch a flight to The Gentle Barn. He was named in honor of his name sake's…

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Penny - Pig - Missouri

Penny was a tiny baby when she fell off a truck on her way to a bad place. Her tail had been docked and she had a tattoo on her ear. A man driving down the busy highway saw Penny on the side of the road and, not knowing…

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Sweetheart - Sheep - California

Sweetheart was born at The Gentle Barn on Valentine's Day to her mom, Sunshine, who was rescued from the backyard butcher. Unlike her mom, Sweetheart will only know kindness, respect, safety and love and will get to stay…

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King - Llama - California

King was rescued from wandering the desert with his sister, Duchess. With no food, water or shelter, they were desperate and exhausted. Concerned neighbors who had seen them out in the desert for months called us and asked…

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Patience - Goat - California

Patience was saved from a backyard butcher where she was dying from starvation and illness. With no medical care, love or proper food, she would have died had we not rescued her. We spent months healing her until her belly…

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Maybelle - Cow - Tennessee

Maybelle was a dairy cow her whole life. When it was time for Maybelle to retire, her family wanted to thank her for her lifetime of service, so instead of sending her to slaughter, her family allowed her to come to The…

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Rosie - Donkey - California

Rosie was found in a dumpster at only a few weeks old. She was brought to a donkey rescue where she was adopted by Hope who had a daughter around the same age as Rosie. Hope raised Rosie as her own and Rosie and adopted…

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Patrick - Horse - California

Patrick was a trail horse for 30 years, carrying children on his back and taking great care of them. When his back wore down and he could no longer carry people, he was thrown out into a ravine to die. He was found by…

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Socks - Dog - California

Socks was adopted and returned three times to the animal shelter. She is completely nocturnal, can jump over any fence, and has more energy that one household can accommodate. She was hours away from euthanasia when we…

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Neptune - Turkey - Missouri

Neptune and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys…

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Lakota - Dog - California

Lakota was brought home with us from South Dakota. Poverty and homelessness there lead to a number of pups needing homes. We went for a visit and came home with a new family member. Lakota is very active and playful and…

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Stanley - Sheep - California

Stanley was used at an agricultural school to teach the students how to "work" with animals. By the time he was two months old, he had his tail cut off, his testicles cut off, a whole punched in his ear, his horns burned,…

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Sasha - Horse - California

Sasha was ridden by an extremely impatient person who did not give her enough time to figure out what she was being asked to do. Every time she made a mistake she was hit, so eventually she froze completely. We worked…

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Lucy - Cow - California

Lucy was raised on a private ranch as a pet, but not given much attention. When the ranch shut down she was going to be sent to slaughter but was given to us instead. She loves attention and hugs and even and poses for…

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Henry - Pig - Tennessee

Henry was rescued from slaughter. He was scared of people at first but after a few days he settled in nicely and learned to trust us. He now rolls over for tummy rubs, comes running when he sees us, is always playing,…

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Ella - Pig - Missouri

Ella fell off of a truck and was running around a truck stop in Kansas desperately looking for someone to help her. Ella was scared, malnourished, and scraped up, Luckily Ella found a family who were driving in an RV…

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Forgiveness - Cow - California

Forgiveness was born to the dairy industry and taken away from his mom at birth so his milk could be stolen by humans. He was put into a veal crate to be processed for veal. By the time he was sent to slaughter at 8 weeks…

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Amelia - Goat - California

Amelia was rescued from severe abuse and neglect with her sister, Hannah. She was very sick, infested with lice and parasites, grossly underweight, malnourished and terrified of humans. Slowly her body has regained strength…

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Magic - Horse - California

Magic was taken away from his mom very young and crammed in with adult horses to be sold. Terrified, he prepared to die. Fortunately we were able to get him to the Gentle Barn to heal. It took us a long time to get the…

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Mario - Chicken - California

Mario was rescued from being down at the animal shelter. He is a Japanese Silky and his fathers look more like soft fur. He is gentle and kind and a friend to all at the barn. Mario thinks he is big and strong and does…

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Perfect - Chicken - Missouri

Perfect was going to be slaughtered when she was too old to lay eggs. But we saved her to be part of our family instead. We don't need her eggs, we think she's perfect just the way she is! She is very intelligent and bossy;…

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Jemima Puddleduck - Bird - Missouri

Jemima was bought as a baby with her brother by a family for an Easter gift. They were not prepared to have two baby ducklings and kept them in their bathtub until they realized that they were not allowed to have ducks…

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Fawn - Sheep - California

Fawn was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was going to be slaughtered. She was not given any food, water or shelter and lived in constant terror. Fawn and many others were confiscated from the butcher and…

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Zoe - Horse - California

Zoe was rescued with her twin brother, Lazar, from the Premarin industry. They survived four times when they shouldn't have; they were born twins, born in a pasture that was 20 degrees below zero, taken away from their…

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Violet - Sheep - California

Violet was saved from a backyard butcher where she was starving and had an eye infection, parasites, and a high fever. On top of all that she had a virus that caused open sores on her mouth that were contagious to animals…

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Daisy - Horse - Tennessee

When we opened The Gentle Barn Tennessee, Daisy was our landlords horse and in a pasture just beyond our property line. She was all alone and would pace her fence line all day long crying out to our horses and longing…

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Mildred - Chicken - Tennessee

Mildred came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Mildred and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Romeo - Turkey - California

Romeo was rescued in St Louis, Missouri along with his ten brothers and sisters. They were running around the neighborhood and in the street, and after getting many calls from upset and concerned neighbors, we took them…

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Fluffy - Chicken - Tennessee

Fluffy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Fluffy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they…

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Serenity - Cow - California

Serenity was rescued from slaughter. She has never encountered a kind human before. She is absolutely terrified, but one day she will trust, one day her heart will feel joy, and one day we will hug her and she will know…

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Sunshine - Sheep - California

Sunshine was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was waiting to be slaughtered. She lived in constant fear as well as illness and hunger. It may take us years to win her trust, but we won't quit until we have it,…

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Heather - Turkey - Tennessee

Heather was rescued with her two brothers in 2015 from slaughter. She lived in horrible conditions and saw terrible things being done to other turkeys. She was handled very roughly and was given no reason to ever trust.…

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Esther - Turkey - Missouri

Esther and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys…

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Jasmine - Chicken - California

Jasmine was born with deformed toes. We were asked to help and took her to our avian specialist. After a week in the hospital her toes were straightened and repaired. When she was sent home she was too young to be unsupervised…

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Lemon - Turkey - Missouri

Lemon and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys they…

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Adeline - Turkey - Tennessee

Adeline was rescued from Thanksgiving in California with her 4 sisters, in 2015. They had seen other turkeys slaughtered right in front of them and waited for us to do the same to them. We stationed volunteers to sit with…

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Minnie Mae - Goat - Tennessee

Minnie Mae gave birth to her daughter on a freezing January morning. Her tiny baby got frost bite and lost her back feet and the ends of her ears, while mom watched helpless, trying her best to care for her newborn. We…

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Lela - Goat - California

Lela was rescued from a backyard butcher with her mother. She was so sick when we found her, riddled with parasites, emaciated, with an eye infection, a runny nose and a high fever. It took weeks for her to get well.…

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Hope - Donkey - California

Hope was used to smuggle drugs in and out of Mexico. She was treated with much cruelty and was terrified of humans. She was finally rescued and taken to America. She gave birth to her daughter at the donkey rescue and…

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Willy Wonka - Horse - California

Willy Wonka was a jumping horse who worked very hard for his people, winning awards all over the world. As he got older, his body began to break down until finally he collapsed in the middle of a show. Thankfully he had…

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Eclipse - Cow - Tennessee

Eclipse was born on September 16th, 2016 during a once in a lifetime eclipse of a Harvest moon. She was born to her mom, Maybelle who was pregnant when we rescued her. Maybelle was a never allowed to keep her babies. Eclipse…

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Chrissy - Sheep - California

Chrissy and her twin brother Danny were born at The Gentle Barn from a mom rescued from the backyard butcher. Unlike their mom, they will only know kindness, respect, safety and love and get to stay together for the rest…

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Honey Bear - Pig - California

Honey Bear was found by animal control wandering the streets. He was 200 pounds underweight, injured and scared. After he healed a while at the animal shelter, we were asked to bring him home to The Gentle Barn. Honey…

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Athena - Cow - California

Athena was rescued from severe abuse and neglect. When we saved her she had a very sad, broken spirit. After years of good food, water, shelter, and a lot of love, Athena has let her past go and now loves to get hugs from…

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Bob - Cow - California

Bob was rescued from a cattle Co in Texas where he was taken away from his mom when he was born and put into a veal crate. He got very sick and almost died. We drove there and saved him and three others so they could live…

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Worthy - Horse - Tennessee

Worthy was born with a deformed leg and was kept by someone who could not afford to feed her, let alone to give her the surgery she needed. She hobbled along for a year and by the time we found her she was grossly underweight,…

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Rose - Pig - Missouri

Rose was raised on a pig farm for slaughter, but during a flood she was swept away and luckily washed onto shore. A nearby family took her in and raised her as a pet. But when she grew too big planned to send her to slaughter…

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Earl - Emu - California

Earl was running loose in Santa Clarita, jumping in and out of people’s yards and through a school zone. Animal control finally caught him after two hours and brought him to the shelter to be reunited with his owner but…

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Fiona - Cow - California

Fiona was a tiny baby born to a roping cow mom. She was oblivious to the suffering and stress around her and was innocent and alive. We took her home to stay together with her mom and keep her innocence and her love of…

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Madonna - Cow - California

Madonna was taken away from her mom at birth and chained so she couldn't walk. To make her get into the truck to slaughter she was stabbed with a pitchfork. When we brought her home to The Gentle Barn she was emaciated,…

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Penelope - Turkey - Tennessee

Penelope came from a farm where she was used for breeding. When her much older male companion passed away, the farmer did not want her crossbreeding with the other breeds of turkeys and had no use for her anymore. He had…

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Mango - Sheep - California

Mango was rescued from a backyard butcher where she suffered horribly with no food, water or shelter. We saved her and her tiny son from slaughter and brought her to the safety of The Gentle Barn to heal and be happy.…

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Azul - Turkey - Missouri

Azul and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys they…

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Bull Sheep - Sheep - California

Bull sheep was born a twin and rejected by his mom at birth. He was raised by a loving family but had to come to The Gentle Barn when the neighbors complained to animal control that having a sheep was not allowed on their…

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Bella - Goat - California

Bella was attacked by a dog, left for days with no medical attention and then brought to the pound by her owner. The pound didn't have resources to care for goats and were going to put her down. We took her to the hospital…

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Sir Lancelot - Horse - California

Sir Lancelot was grossly underweight, lame and almost ridden to death. He was taken away from his abusers by the LAPD and Los Angeles Animal Control. Sir Lancelot was scheduled to be euthanized and at the last minute an…

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Snow White - Sheep - California

Snow White was rescued with her mom from a backyard butcher where she was cold, sick, scared and waiting for slaughter. It was so painful to see someone so young be so terrified, the innocence stolen from her. We worked…

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Chris - Horse - Tennessee

Chris was rescued along with our horses, Indie and Worthy from gross neglect. When we rescued them he was underweight, malnourished, had overgrown hooves, rotten teeth, skin fungus, and was terrified of people. It took…

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Caesar - Horse - California

Caesar was a movie horse for 15 years, but it was not glamorous for him at all. He was trained with a heavy hand and expected to be perfect. Afraid to make a mistake, Caesar eventually shut down and withdrew, hopeless…

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Paloma - Turkey - California

Paloma was rescued from Thanksgiving with her sister Scarlett in California, in 2014. They were filthy and terrified when we saved them and it took months to earn their trust. Paloma now loves to sing and be told how beautiful…

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Alice - Turkey - California

Alice was rescued from Thanksgiving in California with her 4 sisters, in 2015. They had seen other turkeys slaughtered right in front of them and waited for us to do the same to them. We stationed volunteers to sit with…

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Dream - Pig - Tennessee

We got Dream from a woman who could not keep or care for her. Fearing that she would end up slaughtered, we took her in. Dream was scared of everything and everyone and it took a lot of patience and love to show her that…

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Truffles - Pig - California

Truffles was found at a pumpkin patch with no shelter, food or water. Frightened and freezing, she came home with us to the warmth and comfort of The Gentle Barn. Truffles also had a severe case of mange that took weeks…

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Sophia Grace - Sheep - California

Sophia Grace and her twin sister, Rosie were born at The Gentle Barn from a mom rescued from extreme abuse and neglect. Unlike her mom, Sophia Grace and her sister Rosie will only know kindness, respect, safety and love…

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Karma - Cow - California

Karma was rescued from a cruelty case where she had no food, water, or shelter, and enormous stress. When we first brought her home she cried incessantly all through that first day and night. In the morning she was dripping…

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Ruby - Horse - California

Ruby was willed to us with her mate, Monty who has since passed away of old age, when their person passed away. Their mom loved them very much and we promised to take very good care of them for her. Ruby gets acupuncture,…

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Scarlett - Turkey - California

Scarlett was rescued from Thanksgiving with her sister Paloma in California, in 2014. They were filthy and terrified when we saved them and it took months to earn their trust. Scarlett now loves to explore the barnyard…

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Zeus - Pig - California

Zeus was born at a county fair and when it closed he was going to be sent to slaughter along with all the other animals there. He was saved instead and brought home to The Gentle Barn. Zeus is kind to visitors and gentle…

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Hannah - Goat - California

Hannah was rescued from severe abuse and neglect with her sister, Amelia. She was infested with lice and parasites, grossly underweight, malnourished and terrified of humans. Slowly her body has regained strength and she…

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Sun - Turkey - California

Sun was rescued from Thanksgiving in California with her 4 sisters, in 2015. They had seen other turkeys slaughtered right in front of them and waited for us to do the same to them. We stationed volunteers to sit with…

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Mercy - Cow - California

Mercy was rescued with 3 other calves from a cattle co. in Texas. They were taken away from their moms at birth and put into veal crates, where if they lived 8 weeks they would have been slaughtered for veal. We traveled…

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Danny - Sheep - California

Danny and his twin sister, Chrissy were born at The Gentle Barn from a mom rescued from the backyard butcher. Unlike their mom, they will only know kindness, respect, safety and love and get to stay together for the rest…

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Roy - Cow - California

Roy was rescued from a cattle company in Texas, where he was taken away from his mom when he was born and put into a veal crate. With no love and nothing to live for, he got very sick. When we brought him home he had wracking…

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Pebbles - Goat - California

Pebbles was very sick for a long time after being saved from abuse and neglect at the hands of a backyard butcher. She was so thin and sick it was painful to watch…

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Sapphire - Sheep - California

Sapphire was rescued with her daughter from a backyard butcher where she was filthy, covered in thorns, sick, malnourished and scared to death. With good nutrition,…

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Destiny - Cow - Tennessee

Destiny was born and raised on a beef ranch. When she was born, she had an umbilical cord infection which went into her blood stream and settled in her right front leg. The vet did not want to give her antibiotics or…

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Peggy - Chicken - California

Peggy was born with a fused elbow which disallowed her to use one of her legs. Her previous owners took her to an avian expert to euthanize her, but the veterinarian advised them not to, as she hopped on one leg just fine,…

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Captain - Cow - Tennessee

Captain was named Captain America by the little boy who raised him and loved him. Sadly at almost a year old, Captain was sold and was sent to slaughter. By a miraculous turn of events, Captain was found and saved and…

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Sun Dance - Goat - California

Sun Dance was brought to the animal shelter as a newborn. Unfortunately animal control does not have the staff to bottle feed newborn animals, so they were going to euthanize him. We happened to be there saving a dog and…

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Indie - Horse - Tennessee

Indie was saved along with our other horses, Chris and Worthy from gross neglect. They were all underweight, malnourished, and terrified of humans. Indie was the mother figure for the three horses, so when Worthy went…

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Luigi - Chicken - California

Luigi was left at our veterinarians office by someone who couldn’t take care of him. Our vet asked us to take him in and we are so glad we did. He’s gentle, loves being held, and is quite the ladies man. Luigi will live…

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Shirley Temple - Sheep - California

Shirley Temple was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was taken away from her mom at an early age. When she arrived, she was scared, alone, sick and starving, so we took her in and became her family. Every day…

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Ora - Turkey - Missouri

Ora and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys they…

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Thumper - Sheep - California

Thumper was rescued with his mom from a backyard butcher where he would have ultimately been slaughtered. When he arrived he was very ill and scared, so we set to work to heal his body and his heart. He will live the…

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Lillie - Pig - Tennessee

A hero was at a gas station and saw a truck full of baby pigs that were going to be fattened up for slaughter. He could see that the piglets were hot and dehydrated and noticed one at the very back who was the smallest,…

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Peppermint Patty - Chicken - Tennessee

Peppermint Patty was rescued after falling off a truck on her way to slaughter. She had been used for her eggs during her short life here, and now that winter was approaching and she was getting older she wasn’t laying…

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Smudge - Turkey - Missouri

Smudge and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys…

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Betsy - Chicken - Tennessee

Betsy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Betsy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Tia - Cow - California

Tia was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was kept in horrendous conditions. She had open sores and was filthy and infested with parasites when we got her. After months of rehabilitation Tia is now healthy and…

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Darling - Sheep - California

Darling was born a twin and rejected by her mom. With no one else to care for her and nowhere else to go, she came home to The Gentle Barn where we raised her, bottle fed her and became her family. She is now big and strong…

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Lulu - Donkey - California

Lulu was born at a donkey rescue to her mom, Hope who was rescued from abuse. Because Lulu was always loved, she is a breath of fresh air, always playing and having fun. Lulu is very close with her mom and they will stay…

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Rosie - Sheep - California

Rosie and her twin sister, Sophia Grace were born at The Gentle Barn from a mom rescued from the backyard butcher. Unlike their mom, Rosy and her sister will only know kindness, respect, safety and love and will get to…

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Gus - Goat - California

Gus was rescued from severe abuse and neglect when he was only 8 months old. He was riddled with lice and parasites, malnourished and terribly thin. It took many months and much care for his body to recover and his heart…

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Crystal - Cow - California

Crystal was taken away from her mom at a day old, so people could drink her moms breast milk. Crystal was then put into a veal crate and sent to slaughter at 8 weeks old where we rescued her at the last minute. She was…

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Harmony - Sheep - California

Harmony was born at The Gentle Barn from a mom rescued from severe abuse and neglect. Unlike her mom, Harmony will only know kindness, respect, safety and love and will get to stay at The Gentle Barn for the rest of…

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Holy - Cow - California

Holy Cow was taken away from her mom at birth and stomped so she couldn't walk. When we rescued her she could not get up and she was very sick. With chiropractic treatments several times a week, great vet care and lots…

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Girlfriend - Chicken - Tennessee

Girlfriend came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Girlfriend and her sisters. As hard as it was,…

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Eliza - Chicken - California

Eliza was hatched in a classroom and later became someone's pet. After a while the novelty of having a hen wore off and she was brought to The Gentle Barn to become part of our forever family. Like all egg laying hens,…

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Martin - Sheep - California

Martin was born at The Gentle Barn after his mom was rescued from a backyard butcher just in time. He is strong and healthy and loves to run and jump and play. Unlike his mom who had a hard life before coming to us, Martin…

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Ferdinand - Cow - California

Ferdinand was brought to us as an orphan at eight weeks old. He was scared, sad, and sick. We all took four hour shifts throughout the day and night so he was not alone for the first thirty days, until he trusted people.…

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Aretha - Cow - California

Aretha was rescued from being eaten. She was so frightened when we brought her home to The Gentle Barn, sure that we would fulfill her old owners intentions. We kept telling her that she will get to live here with us for…

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Zazu - Bird - California

Zazu was kept in a cage for the first 4 years of her life. Lonely, scared and with nothing else to do, she plucked all her feathers. She came to The Gentle Barn to know love, happiness, and how to be part of a family.…

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Brave Heart - Goat - California

Brave Heart somehow escaped slaughter and was brought to us to raise. Tiny and terrified it took a while to show him that he was safe and could trust us. Once he understood he was not an object, but an important part of…

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Andrew - Horse - California

Andrew was kept as a stud for most of his life to breed and make money for his people. When he was too old to breed they abandoned him in a ravine to die. The animal shelter found him and because he was 25 years old, lame,…

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Rosita - Cow - California

Rosita was at a slaughterhouse in line to be slaughtered. The entire time she was being prodded to keep moving down the line, she was in labor, and gave birth right there on the kill floor. In a miraculous act of compassion,…

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Betty Morgan - Turkey - Missouri

Betty Morgan was purchased from a turkey farm by an eight year old girl. When her parents wouldn’t allow her to keep her as a pet, she begged one of our volunteers to save her, and our volunteer gave her to us to be a…

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Poppy - Chicken - Tennessee

Poppy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Poppy and her sisters. As hard as it was, they knew…

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Bingo - Dog - California

Bingo was taken away from his mom when he was only a few weeks old and abandoned in someone's yard. When he was brought to The Gentle Barn he had severe separation anxiety and was very sad. So he slept in our arms, went…

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Lolli - Goat - Tennessee

Lolli was born in the winter, and because of extreme cold and frostbite, lost both back feet and the ends of her ears. She had a difficult time keeping up with her mom and herd members, and would cry when left alone. Thanks…

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Eugene - Cow - California

Baby Eugene is innocent and completely oblivious of where they were and what almost befell them, but it’ll most likely take a long time for Rosita to recover and learn to trust humans. Rosita his mother was at a slaughterhouse…

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Whisper - Horse - California

Whisper was severely abused. When we brought her home she had cigar burns on her flanks, her chest was rubbed raw, and she had two holes on either side of her belly from being kicked by spurs. We spent four years healing…

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Georgia - Chicken - Missouri

Georgia (white one) was unwanted by her owner because she wasn't laying eggs anymore. At The Gentle Barn we love her not for her eggs, but for her beautiful face, intelligent eyes, and sweet soft voice. Georgia will live…

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