Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Josh - CA
Josh - CA
Sheep - CA

Josh was rescued with his late mom, Noni, from an abusive petting zoo. He was a youngster and terrified of humans. She was crippled by overgrown toenails…

Brave Heart - CA
Brave Heart - CA
Goat - CA

Braveheart was brought to us at 3 months old by someone who found him running away from a goat farm. He was raised to be eaten and had no idea that…

Zen - CA
Zen - CA
Chicken - CA

Zen was brought to us by a Buddhist temple. They loved him very much, but the neighbors did not. They asked us to take him and care for him, allowing…

Valentina - CA
Valentina - CA
Chicken - CA

Valentina was a Japanese Silky chicken, rescued from the animal shelter just before she was going to be put down. She was way too cute and innocent…

Sophie - CA
Sophie - CA
Goat - CA

Sophie was rescued from an abusive petting zoo with her son, Billy. Her toe nails were a foot long causing deformities in her joints. She is a loving…

Biscuit - CA
Biscuit - CA
Pig - CA

We first found Biscuit in a pumpkin patch exactly 10 years ago. We took our kids there to pick out pumpkins, having no idea there would be any animals…

Annie - CA
Annie - CA
Dog - CA

Annie was rescued from euthanasia at a high kill shelter after being hit by a car and breaking her pelvis. We brought her home and with good vet care,…

Finbar - CA
Finbar - CA
Chicken - CA

There was a woman who wanted a female chicken as a pet for her apartment. She ordered one to be delivered to her from an egg company. When she went…

Eric - CA
Eric - CA
Chicken - CA

Eric was raised to fight. When they noticed that he is a lover not a fighter they were going to eat him. Able to intervene, we brought him home to charm…

Bonsai - CA
Bonsai - CA
Horse - CA

Bonsai Warrior was an enormous, mighty, strong, brave, courageous, opinionated, and feisty giant who ironically came to us in a miniature horse’s body.…

Cybil - CA
Cybil - CA
Dog - CA

A family raised Cybil until she was about a year old, and then moved out of state and abandoned her on the front lawn. She waited for months for them…

Blue - CA
Blue - CA
Horse - CA

The first time we saw Blue she was in a back stall with her head to the wall at a rescue facility in Ojai, Ca. We were giving carrots and apples to…

Rover - CA
Rover - CA
Dog - CA

Rover was minutes away from being put down at the shelter when we found her. Shaking at the back of the cage, she would not let anyone get close to…

Peggy - CA
Peggy - CA
Chicken - CA

Peggy was the most famous and well loved chicken in the history of The Gentle Barn. She was born with only one usable leg and was almost euthanized…

Adeline - TN
Adeline - TN
Turkey - TN

We first rescued Adeline with her four sisters. They were scared, filthy, and sick. Once healed, staff and volunteers sat with them each day,…

Barnie - CA
Barnie - CA
Chicken - CA

Barnie was not wanted in his home because he is a rooster and cannot not lay eggs. We took him in because we love his song and his rainbow. He will…

Grace - CA
Grace - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Ginger - CA
Ginger - CA
Chicken - CA

Ginger was rescued from the animal shelter. We don't know why she was brought there, but we are sure glad we found her. She loved talking and had a…

Betsy - TN
Betsy - TN
Chicken - TN

Betsy was a happy backyard chicken, along with her sisters, when neighborhood dogs broke in to the yard and started killing off the birds. The family…

Cinnamon - CA
Cinnamon - CA
Horse - CA

Cinnamon was ridden so hard for so many years that when we found her she was in pain and could barely walk. At The Gentle Barn she is given deep tissue…

Azul - MO
Azul - MO
Turkey - MO

January 14th, 2018 was a very cold day. Our founders Ellie and Jay made a special trip to Missouri to help us rescue a sheep and a handful of…

Joy - CA
Joy - CA
Goat - CA

Joy was rescued from a backyard butcher. She was emaciated, very sick and had we come just a day later she would have not survived. She is slowly gaining…

Sasha - CA
Sasha - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Sarah - CA
Sarah - CA
Chicken - CA

Sarah was wild in our neighborhood, we were never able to find out where she came from. She emerged one day with 15 babies and we knew that if she remained…

Serenity - CA
Serenity - CA
Cow - CA

Serenity was enslaved at the dairy industry where she had many babies taken from her before she herself was sent to slaughter. Luckily we saved her…

Zena - CA
Zena - CA
Goat - CA

Zena was rescued from an abusive petting zoo where she had been forced to get pregnant every six months for 7 years. While she was nursing one baby,…

Jazz - CA
Jazz - CA
Pig - CA

Jasmine and her sister Jellie were taken away from their mom at only 4 weeks and put up for sale. Knowing that they were not ready to eat solid food…

Zeus - CA
Zeus - CA
Pig - CA

Zeus was born at a county fair. When a teenager found out that all the animals were going to slaughter after the fair closed she bought Zeus for $50…

Phoenix - CA
Phoenix - CA
Chicken - CA

Phoenix was one of five chickens rescued from a slaughterhouse. They were left alive and the customers could pick out the one they wanted and then they…

Betty Morgan - MO
Betty Morgan - MO
Turkey - MO

Betty Morgan was purchased from a turkey farm by an eight year old girl. When her parents wouldn’t allow her to keep Betty as a pet she begged one of…

Gertrude - MO
Gertrude - MO
Chicken - MO

Gertrude was our most cuddled chicken, when all of the other hens were busy running around looking for bugs or scratching in the hay, Gertie preferred…

Sid - CA
Sid - CA
Dog - CA

Sid and his sister Sam were backyard dogs for 15 years. When they were old and arthritic and incontinent, they were sent to the pound to be put down.…

Marilyn Monroe - CA
Marilyn Monroe - CA
Cow - CA

Marilyn Monroe was kept as a trophy pet for a wealthy man. When the stock market crashed he lost his farm and with it, all his animals. The other animals…

Puffy - TN
Puffy - TN
Chicken - TN

Puffy was a happy backyard chicken, along with her sisters, when neighborhood dogs broke in to the yard and started killing off the birds. The family…

Sir Francis - CA
Sir Francis - CA
Turkey - CA

When we rescued Sir Fancy Pants from Thanksgiving in 2011 he was a tiny, scared baby. He soon became comfortable in our barnyard and we watched him…

Freedom - CA
Freedom - CA
Cat - CA

Freedom was thrown out because she had a congenital birth defect; she had no eyelids. At The Gentle Barn we believe that everyone should have a chance…

Marsha - CA
Marsha - CA
Turkey - CA

Marsha was rescued from Thanksgiving and then was attacked by a dog. After healing at the hospital, Marsha was brought to The Gentle Barn to charm people…

Billy - CA
Billy - CA
Goat - CA

Billy was rescued from an abusive petting zoo with his mom, Sophie. He had pneumonia, and sounded like Darth Vader when he breathed. After healing his…

Enid - CA
Enid - CA
Turkey - CA

Wild turkeys are smaller and live for about 25 years. Scientists have taken the DNA of a wild turkey and genetically engineered it to create a man made,…

Lazar - CA
Lazar - CA
Horse - CA

Ten years ago we went to look at some horses at a local horse rescue. Other organizations know that we take in animals no one else wants, so they call…

Emily - CA
Emily - CA
Goat - CA

Emily was rescued from an extreme cruelty case and saw the worst of humanity. When animal control brought her to us, along with sixty other animals,…

Darshana - CA
Darshana - CA
Turkey - CA

Darshana was rescued from Thanksgiving with her two sisters. She was dirty, scared and angry when she came here. But after a short while here, she forgave…

Benny - CA
Benny - CA
Turkey - CA

Benny was rescued from being eaten on Thanksgiving. It is very common for turkey farmers to carry them by their legs and in doing so, they broke her…

Nalla - CA
Nalla - CA
Turkey - CA

Nalla was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2014. She came in filthy and terrified. After several months of good food, clean water, and gentle hands, Nalla…

Forgiveness - CA
Forgiveness - CA
Cow - CA

Forgiveness was born at a dairy factory farm and taken away from his mom at a day old. He was then put in a veal crate where he could not move…

Sparrow - CA
Sparrow - CA
Chicken - CA

Sparrow and his sisters were being sold at a pet store as babies. They were kept in a small, dark box in cruel conditions. People complained and they…

Mamma Dear - CA
Mamma Dear - CA
Horse - CA

"Mamma Dear" was rescued from the racetrack, where her frail body was severely damaged. She was several hundred pounds underweight and her muscles were…

Buddha - CA
Buddha - CA
Cow - CA

Buddha is our therapy cow here at The Gentle Barn. When disabled kids come to visit, they gather around Buddha in their wheel chairs and hug her and…

Tommy - CA
Tommy - CA
Turkey - CA

Tommy the turkey was raised by someone who thought that it would be cool to raise their own Thanksgiving dinner. But when it was time to kill him, the…

Katie - CA
Katie - CA
Horse - CA

Katie was a pony who spent her life giving rides to small children. She wore a saddle that did not fit, so her back was sore. They did not trim her…

Jesse's Girl - TN
Jesse's Girl - TN
Chicken - TN
Vegan - CA
Vegan - CA
Cow - CA

Vegan was born blind, on a beef ranch. Ironically, his blindness is what saved him. The farmer's wife fell in love with him and wouldn't let the farmer…

Linus - CA
Linus - CA
Pig - CA

We rescued Linus 8 years ago from a terrible cruelty case. He suffered so much! We brought him home and gave him daily tummy rubs, treats, and love…

Susie - CA
Susie - CA
Chicken - CA

We rescued Susie many years ago when we discovered her and her 29 sisters at a pet store. They were all crammed together in a filthy cage and when customers…

Flash - TN
Flash - TN
Chicken - TN

Flash 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…

Lyra - CA
Lyra - CA
Chicken - CA

Lyra came to us from an animal shelter just before she was supposed to be put down. Someone had impulsively brought Lyra home and got rid of her when…

Dylan - CA
Dylan - CA
Dog - CA

A Solute to a Gentleman

When I first met Dylan he was so handsome that I caught my breath and stared.…

Jewel - CA
Jewel - CA
Peacock - CA

Jewel was a wild peacock wondering the neighborhood. He slept in our neighbors trees at night and soon started showing up at our place for meals. After…

Wilbur - CA
Wilbur - CA
Pig - CA

Wilbur was rescued from severe physical abuse. He was smashed over the back with a chair and was permanently crippled by his "person."

He was…

Dudley - TN
Dudley - TN
Cow - TN

Dudley was taken away from his mom at a very young age and was being raised for slaughter. He accidentally got baling twine wrapped around is ankle…

Alice - CA
Alice - CA
Turkey - CA

Alice was rescued from Thanksgiving along with four other turkey sisters. They were all nervous and scared of us at first, but soon began to heal and…

Barbie - CA
Barbie - CA
Pig - CA

In the 1980s Vietnamese pot bellied pigs where being imported into the United States and were being sold as pets. Because they were so cute when they…

Buttercup - CA
Buttercup - CA
Cow - CA

Buttercup was rescued from extreme cruelty where she had no food, water, or shelter. She was used as a dairy cow so every year she was impregnated,…

Divine - CA
Divine - CA
Goat - CA

Divine was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was fed nothing but rotten tomatoes. Starving to death and terrified she now has a long way to…

Horton - TN
Horton - TN
Pig - TN

Horton was rescued from slaughter when he was only three months old. He came to us covered in ticks, underweight, and terrified of humans. With time…

Freddy - TN
Freddy - TN
Chicken - TN

We were about to start off a brand new week when our beautiful Freddy decided it was time to leave. Freddy Mercury was the last lady to leave of the…

Snoopy - CA
Snoopy - CA
Pig - CA

Snoopy was rescued from a hoarder with a few other pigs and 500 other animals. She suffered terribly when she was there with no food, extreme temperatures,…

Spencer - CA
Spencer - CA
Dog - CA

Spencer was rescued along with his sister from the animal shelter on his last day before he was killed. He was the quintessential dog: loyal, intelligent,…

Hosanna - CA
Hosanna - CA
Pig - CA

Hosanna was rescued from a hoarder with her two friends, Lynus and Snoopy. They were very scared when they came here, and would even charge us to defend…

Tinkerbelle - CA
Tinkerbelle - CA
Goat - CA

Tinkerbelle's mom was rescued from an abusive petting zoo. She had a small baby at the time so it did not even occur to us that she might be pregnant.…

Monty - CA
Monty - CA
Turkey - CA

Monty was rescued from Thanksgiving. Instead of ending up on someone's plate, he came to The Gentle Barn where he charms hundreds of people and teaches…

Bodhi - CA
Bodhi - CA
Pig - CA

Bodhi was on a truck with many other pigs headed for slaughter when he had the courage to jump off and save his own life. He thankfully was not harmed…

Andrew - TN
Andrew - TN
Chicken - TN

Andrew was one of twenty chicks rescued from a factory farm where he would have been slaughtered at 7 weeks old, along with 120,000 chickens. He was…

Andrew - CA
Andrew - CA
Horse - CA

Andrew was used as a stud horse for twenty five years. Kept in a twelve by twelve stall and treated aggressively, he lived with loneliness and sadness.…

Daisy - CA
Daisy - CA
Chicken - CA

Daisy was one of the original chickens to be rescued by The Gentle Barn. She came along with 30 other chickens who were living in a homeless woman's…

Amber - CA
Amber - CA
Chicken - CA

Amber and her 28 sisters were rescued from a pet store where they were kept in very cramped, dirty conditions. After the customers complained they…

Annie - CA
Annie - CA
Goat - CA

Annie was rescued off the back of a pickup truck on Fathers Day. The back of the truck had a bar-b-q and all the makings of a Fathers Day BBQ feast.…

Mars - CA
Mars - CA
Cat - CA

Mars was rescued from the animal shelter in his last hours before being put to sleep. He was at least eighteen years old, and because of that he was…

Drew - CA
Drew - CA
Chicken - CA

Drew was being sold at a live meat market in China town where people come in, pick which animal they want, and they are "processed" in the back and…

Jellie "The First" - CA
Jellie "The First" - CA
Pig - CA

Jellie was rescued with her twin sister, Jasmine from an abusive petting zoo at only four weeks old. Taken away from their moms way too young, we bottle…

Truffles - CA
Truffles - CA
Pig - CA

Truffles was rescued from an abandoned pumpkin patch after Halloween. She was left with the trash, no straw, no food, and no shelter. We took her in,…

Zoe - CA
Zoe - CA
Goat - CA

Zoe's mom was rescued from an abusive petting zoo when she was still a baby herself. We didn't know she was pregnant, but within a few months, she gave…

Lacey - CA
Lacey - CA
Dog - CA

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…

Mango - CA
Mango - CA
Sheep - CA

Mango was rescued from extreme cruelty with many other animals, including her son Thumper. One of the sheep they came in with was Shirley Temple…

Victory - CA
Victory - CA
Cow - CA

Victory as born inside a slaughterhouse and saved her mother’s life. In a rare act of compassion, the slaughterhouse owner allowed us to have them both…

Dunkin - CA
Dunkin - CA
Pig - CA

For the first part of Dunkin's life he lived with a human family and thought that he was one of their dogs. He rolled over for tummy rubs, chased cars…

Carlyle - TN
Carlyle - TN
Chicken - TN

Carlyle was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of…

Nalla - CA
Nalla - CA
Sheep - CA

Nalla was rescued along with the 30 animals from a backyard butcher with her mom. She was designated for slaughter, and treated with a cruel hand and…

Krishna - CA
Krishna - CA
Turkey - CA

Krishna was rescued from Thanksgiving along with her sister, Rama. They were not given food, water, or shelter where they came from and were emaciated…

Maddie - CA
Maddie - CA
Dog - CA

Maddie was rescued from the streets of Los Angeles where she had lived for years as a feral dog. She ate our of the garbage to survive and staid clear…

Yoda - CA
Yoda - CA
Emu - CA

Yoda the emu was rescued from a hoarder where he was left for dead along with 400 other animals. He was terrified coming in to our place but very quickly…

Chili - CA
Chili - CA
Dog - CA

Chili was rescued from a very bad East Los Angeles neighborhood where every house had a pure bread Pit Bull tied to a tree, and by the looks of the…

Portia - CA
Portia - CA
Turkey - CA

Wild turkeys live about 20 years and are able to run, fly and mate . They live in large family groups and are very social and smart. The meat industry…

Rama - CA
Rama - CA
Turkey - CA

Rama was rescued from Thanksgiving. She lived in so much fear for the first several years believing we would harm her. But slowly she realized she was…

Sunshine - CA
Sunshine - CA
Chicken - CA

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…

Milo - CA
Milo - CA
Dog - CA

Milo was given to a family for a Christmas present, but they didn’t want him. So they put him in the backyard where he lived alone for 9 years. Finally…

Mavis - TN
Mavis - TN
Chicken - TN

Mavis was one of 102,000 chicks born in an incubator and raised in a poultry farm. Genetically engineered to be full grown at 7 weeks old and destined…

Reina - CA
Reina - CA
Goat - CA

Reina was rescued along with sixty other animals from a horrendous cruelty case. She had seen her friends and family members slaughtered right in front…

Rooty - CA
Rooty - CA
Pig - CA

Rooty had a good home and a human mom who loved her very much. Her happy life ended when her mom died suddenly. Because Rooty was older, no one wanted…

Langhorn - TN
Langhorn - TN
Chicken - TN

Langhorn was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of…

Kaylee - CA
Kaylee - CA
Dog - CA

Kaylee was hit by a car in a bad neighborhood. We scraped her off the street and took her to the hospital. Little did we know that healing her body…

Scout - CA
Scout - CA
Horse - CA

Scout was found standing in the rain on a vacant lot with no food, water, or shelter. His coat was bleached from the sun, his hooves were way too long,…

Rascalina - CA
Rascalina - CA
Horse - CA

Rascalina was someone’s treasured riding horse and they had many adventures together. Once she was older however and could no longer carry anyone she…

Lucy - CA
Lucy - CA
Cow - CA

Lucy was rescued with two other cows from a very wealthy man who had many exotic animals as pets. When he sadly lost everything in the stock market…

Patrick - CA
Patrick - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Socks - CA
Socks - CA
Dog - CA

Socks was about to be euthanized at an animal shelter after being adopted and returned three times because she had so much energy. She could get over…

Bluebell - CA
Bluebell - CA
Goat - CA

Bluebell came in with over 60 other animals, rescued from a severe cruelty case. She and her sister, patience were very sick and scared,
and we…

Ryan - CA
Ryan - CA
Goat - CA

Ryan was one of the smartest, funniest, most resourceful friends we have ever had. He played with all the other goats and they all loved him. He fell…

Bella - CA
Bella - CA
Chicken - CA

I am so sorry to say that our dear sweet Bella has passed away. We never know exactly how old chickens are when we rescue them and with the genetic…

Jasmine - CA
Jasmine - CA
Chicken - CA

Jasmine was rescued from someone who was planning to eat her and her family. But when she had deformed toes they brought her to us to help. After a…

Duchess - CA
Duchess - CA
Llama - CA

Duchess was left in the dessert with her younger brother King with no food, water, or shelter. Desperate, the two found their way closer and closer…

Prince Charming - CA
Prince Charming - CA
Horse - CA

Prince Charming was ridden so hard his knees swelled and he could barely walk. He was then tied to the bumper of a car at a boarding stable and abandoned…

Bubble Gum - CA
Bubble Gum - CA
Goat - CA

Bubble Gum was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was severely abused and neglected. When we brought her home she was riddled with parasites,…

Chloe - CA
Chloe - CA
Turkey - CA

Chloe was rescued just before Thanksgiving. Her toes and beak had been cut off, she was black with filth, and had lost all trust in humans.

To…

Pixie - CA
Pixie - CA
Goat - CA

Pixie was at the animal shelter, we don't really know how she got there. She was only 10 weeks old, thin and infested with mites. We got rid of her…

Carrie - TN
Carrie - TN
Chicken - TN

Carrie was one of twenty chicks rescued from a poultry farm and brought to The Gentle Barn Tennessee to live a better life and spread awareness of the…

Sassy - CA
Sassy - CA
Goat - CA

We rescued Sassy from an extreme cruelty case, along with 60 other animals. She was underweight, scared, filthy, and traumatized. With top quality feed,…

Claire - CA
Claire - CA
Turkey - CA

This week we helped Claire out of her body, walked her home, and set her free. Before she left, I told her that she had done an excellent job here,…

Mufasa - CA
Mufasa - CA
Chicken - CA

Mufasa was hatched in a classroom and sent home with one of the students. When he started crowing it became a problem with the neighbors and we were…

Daisy - MO
Daisy - MO
Chicken - MO

Our sweet girl, Daisy, left her body today. She had breakfast this morning and joined her turkey and chicken friends in the barn for the day before…

Scarlett - CA
Scarlett - CA
Turkey - CA

Scarlet was one of four turkeys that we rescued from Thanksgiving. They were emaciated, filthy, and terrified. Rescuing them allowed us to discover…

Mario - CA
Mario - CA
Chicken - CA

Mario was going to be euthanized in the animal shelter and we brought him home to The Gentle Barn to be part of our family instead. He quickly became…

Dolly - CA
Dolly - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Ellen - CA
Ellen - CA
Turkey - CA

Wild turkeys live about 20 years and are able to run, fly and mate . They live in large family groups and are very social and smart. The meat industry…

Susie Q - CA
Susie Q - CA
Pig - CA

SusieQ was raised in a factory farm where she was poked by electric prods, had her ears shredded, was torn away from her mom, and then sent to Farmer…

Amber - CA
Amber - CA
Cow - CA

Along with the wonderful work that we do here at The Gentle Barn, and the joy that comes with restoring new lives and new hope in the animals, comes…

Sarah - TN
Sarah - TN
Chicken - TN

Sarah was one of twenty chicks rescued from a factory farm where she would have been slaughtered at 7 weeks old. She was brought to The Gentle Barn…

Storm - CA
Storm - CA
Chicken - CA

Storm was raised by a lovely family who adored him. Because of this he grew up kind and affectionate. Because of the economy the family could no longer…

Blossom - MO
Blossom - MO
Chicken - MO

We are so sad that our Blossom has passed away. It was sudden and, although we knew he didn’t have long, unexpected. Blossom was a broiler chicken,…

Sun Dance - CA
Sun Dance - CA
Goat - CA

Sun Dance came to us at a day old and grew up right in our barnyard. We don't know why he was brought to the animal shelter right after being born,…

Sidney - CA
Sidney - CA
Pig - CA

Sidney was rescued from a woman who loved him very much but didn't know how to care for him and he eventually went blind from malnutrition. It look…

Sunrise - CA
Sunrise - CA
Chicken - CA

Sunrise was one of 45 chicks rescued from a crowded, filthy pet store. They all came to The Gentle Barn to live the good life, and one by one pass away…

Poppy - TN
Poppy - TN
Chicken - TN

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…

Peppermint Patty - TN
Peppermint Patty - TN
Chicken - TN

A Tennessee Love Story

Rosy was originally thought to be a female, but when he was a little older and started…

Angel - CA
Angel - CA
Chicken - CA

Angel was hatched as part of a classroom project. The birth delighted the children, but once the fascination was over and Angel turned into a big hen,…

McKenna Rockett - CA
McKenna Rockett - CA
Turkey - CA

McKenna Rockett was rescued from Thanksgiving. Filthy and terrified, it took months to get her healthy and happy. McKenna Rockett soon became the love…

Ari - CA
Ari - CA
Cow - CA

Ari was born to a mom imprisoned by the dairy industry. He was taken away from his mom at birth and put into a veal crate where he could not move, had…

Gentle Ben - CA
Gentle Ben - CA
Cow - CA

Gentle Ben was rescued from a petting zoo that was closing down. After holding still for pats and being kind to all their guests, he was being sent…

Willy - CA
Willy - CA
Dog - CA

Willy the rottie was rescued from a hoarder. He lived in a cage in a place with 200 other dogs, also in cages. He only knew cold, fear, hunger, and…

Daisy - CA
Daisy - CA
Goat - CA

Daisy was only a yearling when we rescued her from severe abuse and neglect. Grossly underweight, afraid, dirty, infested with lice and parasites, she…

Mr. Rojas - CA
Mr. Rojas - CA
Cow - CA

Mr Rojas was rescued from slaughter at a cruelty case where we rescued his mom. The previous owner hid him to sell for Christmas dinner. Because of…

Sir Lancelot - CA
Sir Lancelot - CA
Horse - CA

Sir Lancelot was originally a racehorse, and when they were done with him he was sold at auction to people who treated him like a car and not…

Charlie - CA
Charlie - CA
Dog - CA

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…

Charlie - CA
Charlie - CA
Chicken - CA

Charlie the rooster was rescued from life in a cage. He was incarcerated for so long that his toes were deformed, and his nails curled into his foot.…

Lilly - CA
Lilly - CA
Pig - CA

Before she came to us, Lilly was kept as a breeding pig. She had her food thrown over the fence to her and her babies taken away. For 15 years she lived…

Star - CA
Star - CA
Cow - CA

Star was part of our very first veal calf rescue years ago. He was taken away from his mom at a day old, put into a veal crate alone, and at eight weeks…

Perfect - MO
Perfect - MO
Chicken - MO

Perfect came to us in September of 2017 right before we opened to the public for the very first time here in Missouri. Her story is similar to that…

Ginger - CA
Ginger - CA
Goat - CA

We lost our sweet precious ginger this week. Ginger was already old when we rescued her 4 years ago from extreme cruelty. She was extremely sick when…

Eliza - CA
Eliza - CA
Chicken - CA

Eliza was rescued from the animal shelter. Chickens typically live between 7 and 10 years, but Eliza lived with us until eleven years old! She absolutely…

Spirit - MO
Spirit - MO
Cow - MO

Spirit is the 6th cow of the St Louis Six. He escaped the slaughter house with his brothers but because of his injuries during the round up process…

Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive a Certificate of Sponsorship, which includes your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful photo!

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