Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
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,…

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…

Holy Cow - CA
Holy Cow - CA
Cow - CA

Holy Cow has shown immeasurable resilience in her almost fourteen years of life. She was taken from her mom at birth, stomped so she could not walk,…

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…

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,…

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,…

Magic - CA
Magic - CA
Horse - CA

Magic was taken from his mom very young and sent to a horse sale. He was bought by an animal trainer for the movies and taught many tricks, which he…

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…

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…

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…

Monique - CA
Monique - CA
Chicken - CA

Monique was rescued from a live meat market along with her sisters. The animals are kept in small, filthy cages, and the customers pick one out and…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Zoe - CA
Zoe - CA
Horse - CA

We got Zoe 14 years ago when she and her twin brother were three years old. They were from the premarin industry and had gone through so much…

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.…

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…

Alex - CA
Alex - CA
Chicken - CA

Alex was saved from a market where people come to pick out animals to be butchered and bought. Living in a filthy cage, watching the animals around…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bob - CA
Bob - CA
Cow - CA

Bob was born to the very cruel dairy industry where he was taken from his mom at birth, put into a…

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…

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…

Whisper - CA
Whisper - CA
Horse - CA

Whisper was rescued from one of the worst abuse cases in the history of The Gentle Barn. She had cigar burns on her behind, holes on either side of…

Hannah - CA
Hannah - CA
Goat - CA

Hannah was rescued along with dozens of others from a cruelty case where she lived in the very worst and harshest conditions. When she came to…

Crystal - CA
Crystal - CA
Cow - CA

Crystal was one of six calves born at a dairy, taken from their moms, held in veal crates, sent to auction at 8 weeks, and saved by The Gentle Barn…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

King David - CA
King David - CA
Cow - CA

During the first six months of the pandemic, slaughterhouses were shutting down, ranchers were panicking, and animals were being sent to slaughter pregnant…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Valentine - CA
Valentine - CA
Cow - CA

Valentine was actually born at The Gentle Barn a few weeks after we rescued her mom, Tia from an extreme cruelty case. Unlike her mom, Valentine only…

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…

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,…

Fawn - CA
Fawn - CA
Sheep - CA

Fawn was one of over a hundred animals rescued from a cruelty case. She had twins shortly after arriving. She was very sick and it took…

Gus - CA
Gus - CA
Goat - CA

Gus came to us along with several other goats from a cruelty case. After suffering tremendous abuse and neglect, it took a while to rehabilitate…

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…

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…

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…

Toulouse - CA
Toulouse - CA
Sheep - CA

Toulouse was raised in a house like a dog, slept in the bed, watched television on the couch, and went for walks on a leash. She was happy and loved…

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…

Tulip - CA
Tulip - CA
Chicken - CA

Tulip is the longest-living chicken in the history of The Gentle Barn! Chickens typically live between 7 and 10 years, but our beloved Tulip gave us…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rebecca - CA
Rebecca - CA
Chicken - CA

Rebecca was handed to us over the fence by someone who could no longer care for her. We normally do not intake animals that way but we just so happened…

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…

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…

Chance - CA
Chance - CA
Cow - CA

Chance was rescued from a backyard butcher along with many other animals. She had no food, water, or shelter there, and saw many unspeakable things…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Faith - CA
Faith - CA
Cow - CA

Faith was rescued in 2008 along with five other calves taken from their moms at birth, put into crates so that they could not move, and sent…

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,…

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…

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…

Luigi - CA
Luigi - CA
Chicken - CA

Luigi was left at our veterinarian's office because his family could not take care of him. After having him there for months, our veterinarian asked…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bella - CA
Bella - CA
Goat - CA

Bella was best friends with a dog. Apparently, they had an argument that left Bella with a ripped open shoulder. Bella was left without treatment…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Julian - CA
Julian - CA
Cow - CA

Julian and his mom were rescued from a cruelty case and rushed to the hospital. His mom did not make it, but after months of hospitalization,…

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.…

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…

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,…

Charlie - CA
Charlie - CA
Cow - CA

I wish with all my heart and soul that every cow in the world would have a life like Charlie had. Charlie's life was a fairytale from beginning to end!…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Honey Bear - CA
Honey Bear - CA
Pig - CA

Honey Bear was found running down the street, malnourished, underweight, wounded, and clearly escaping something horrid. He was picked up by animal…

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…

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…

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…

Surprise - CA
Surprise - CA
Cow - CA

Surprise was born unexpectedly at The Gentle Barn months after rescuing his mom from slaughter. Our bovine family encircled Surprise and watched the…

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…

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…

Meep - CA
Meep - CA
Chicken - CA

Meep was brought to The Gentle Barn at only a day old, a tiny ball of yellow fluff. Way too young to be unescorted in the barnyard, we brought him into…

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…

Bloom - CA
Bloom - CA
Turkey - CA

Bloom and her sister, Brave were raised by a woman who loved them very much. She hand-fed them, cuddled with them, and saw them as family. When…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Patience - CA
Patience - CA
Goat - CA

Patience was rescued from a cruelty case and was very sick when she arrived at The Gentle Barn. After working round the clock for months to save…

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…

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…

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…

Sunshine - CA
Sunshine - CA
Sheep - CA

Sunshine was part of a big cruelty case we investigated. Over the course of four years, we took in over a hundred animals confiscated by animal control,…

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…

Willy Wonka - CA
Willy Wonka - CA
Horse - CA

Willy Wonka was a professional jumping horse, competing around the world and winning millions for his humans. Worn down, he eventually collapsed in…

Pebbles - CA
Pebbles - CA
Goat - CA

Pebbles survived severe neglect at the hands of a backyard butcher, escaped slaughter, healed from pneumonia, recovered from a double mastectomy,…

Kahlua - CA
Kahlua - CA
Chicken - CA

Kahlua belonged to a nice family along with other chickens. Tragically, a predator broke into their pen and killed all but Kahlua. We were asked…

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…

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…

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…

Sun - CA
Sun - CA
Turkey - CA

Sun was the oldest living turkey in the history of The Gentle Barn! Because turkeys are genetically engineered to grow very big very fast so they can…

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…

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…

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…

Amelia - CA
Amelia - CA
Goat - CA

Amelia came into The Gentle Barn with her sister, Hannah. Extremely ill, it took many months to resuscitate her, but with great vet care, Sun Chlorella…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Aretha - CA
Aretha - CA
Cow - CA

Aretha was raised to be eaten and advertised on Craigslist that she will be delicious. We went undercover and brought her home to The Gentle…

Thumper - CA
Thumper - CA
Sheep - CA

Thumper was 1 among over 100 animals rescued from a cruelty situation. At that time, he came to live at The Gentle Barn, but was too young and sick…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Stanley - CA
Stanley - CA
Sheep - CA

Stanley was born as a twin in an agricultural college. The school kept the brother and his mom to breed again but was going to send Stanley to…

Caesar - CA
Caesar - CA
Horse - CA

Caesar was a movie horse but had none of the wealth, fame, or glory that humans enjoy. He was asked to do very strenuous work and was not allowed to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Karma - CA
Karma - CA
Cow - CA

Karma was rescued from a cruelty case many years ago. She cried and cried until we finally realized she was crying for a baby left behind. We…

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…

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…

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