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Sapphire - CA
Sapphire - CA
Sheep - CA

Sapphire was rescued with her daughter from a backyard butcher where she was filthy, covered in…

Eugene - CA
Eugene - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Eliza - CA
Eliza - CA
Chicken - CA

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…

Bella - CA
Bella - CA
Goat - CA

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…

Bingo - CA
Bingo - CA
Dog - CA

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…

Violet - CA
Violet - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Bonsai - CA
Bonsai - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Drew - CA
Drew - CA
Chicken - CA

Drew along with Phoenix, Dylan, Monique and Alex were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

Alex - CA
Alex - CA
Chicken - CA

Alex along with Drew, Dylan, Monique and Phoenix were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

Stanley - CA
Stanley - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Rosita - CA
Rosita - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Monique - CA
Monique - CA
Chicken - CA

Monique along with Phoenix, Dylan, Drew and Alex were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

Lakota - CA
Lakota - CA
Dog - CA

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…

Tia - CA
Tia - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Ferdinand - CA
Ferdinand - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Martin - CA
Martin - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Fiona - CA
Fiona - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Luigi - CA
Luigi - CA
Chicken - CA

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…

Hiroka - CA
Hiroka - CA
Horse - CA

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,…

Amelia - CA
Amelia - CA
Goat - CA

Amelia was rescued from severe abuse and neglect with her sister, Hannah. She was very sick, infested with lice and parasites, grossly underweight,…

Toulouse - CA
Toulouse - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Rama - CA
Rama - CA
Turkey - CA

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.…

Danny - CA
Danny - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Sunshine - CA
Sunshine - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Socks - CA
Socks - CA
Dog - CA

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…

Honey Bear - CA
Honey Bear - CA
Pig - CA

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…

Magic - CA
Magic - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Scarlett - CA
Scarlett - CA
Turkey - CA

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…

Thumper - CA
Thumper - CA
Sheep - CA

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,…

Harmony - CA
Harmony - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Roy - CA
Roy - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Shirley Temple - CA
Shirley Temple - CA
Sheep - CA

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,…

Holy - CA
Holy - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Dylan - CA
Dylan - CA
Chicken - CA

Dylan along with Phoenix, Monique, Drew and Alex were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

Jasmine - CA
Jasmine - CA
Chicken - CA

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…

Jellie - CA
Jellie - CA
Pig - CA

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…

Sun Dance - CA
Sun Dance - CA
Goat - CA

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…

Rebecca - CA
Rebecca - CA
Chicken - CA

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…

Little One - CA
Little One - CA
Dog - CA

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…

Lulu - CA
Lulu - CA
Donkey - CA

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…

Faith - CA
Faith - CA
Cow - CA

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, …

Patience - CA
Patience - CA
Goat - CA

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…

Sophia Grace - CA
Sophia Grace - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Andrew - CA
Andrew - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Phoenix - CA
Phoenix - CA
Chicken - CA

Phoenix along with Drew, Dylan, Monique and Alex were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

Chrissy - CA
Chrissy - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Mario - CA
Mario - CA
Chicken - CA

Mario was rescued from being down at the animal shelter. He is a Japanese Silky and his feathers look more like soft fur. He is gentle and kind and…

Brave Heart - CA
Brave Heart - CA
Goat - CA

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…

Hannah - CA
Hannah - CA
Goat - CA

Hannah was rescued from severe abuse and neglect with her sister, Amelia. She was infested with lice and parasites, grossly underweight, malnourished…

Sun - CA
Sun - CA
Turkey - CA

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…

Romeo - CA
Romeo - CA
Turkey - CA

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…

Forgiveness - CA
Forgiveness - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Mango - CA
Mango - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Serenity - CA
Serenity - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Gus - CA
Gus - CA
Goat - CA

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.…

King - CA
King - CA
Llama - CA

King was rescued from wandering the desert with his sister, Duchess. With no food, water or shelter, they were desperate and exhausted. Concerned neighbors…

Fawn - CA
Fawn - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Darling - CA
Darling - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Addison - CA
Addison - CA
Donkey - CA

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…

Mercy - CA
Mercy - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Snow White - CA
Snow White - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Ruby - CA
Ruby - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Madonna - CA
Madonna - CA
Cow - CA

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.…

Sir Lancelot - CA
Sir Lancelot - CA
Horse - CA

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.…

Willy Wonka - CA
Willy Wonka - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Bull Sheep - CA
Bull Sheep - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Pebbles - CA
Pebbles - CA
Goat - CA

Pebbles was very sick for a long time after being saved from abuse and neglect at the hands of…

Zazu - CA
Zazu - CA
Bird - CA

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…

Athena - CA
Athena - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Paloma - CA
Paloma - CA
Turkey - CA

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…

Sweetheart - CA
Sweetheart - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Lela - CA
Lela - CA
Goat - CA

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,…

Aretha - CA
Aretha - CA
Cow - CA

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.…

Whisper - CA
Whisper - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Bob - CA
Bob - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Caesar - CA
Caesar - CA
Horse - CA

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 …

Hope - CA
Hope - CA
Donkey - CA

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…

Rosie - CA
Rosie - CA
Sheep - CA

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…

Peggy - CA
Peggy - CA
Chicken - CA

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…

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…

Rosie - CA
Rosie - CA
Donkey - CA

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…

Alice - CA
Alice - CA
Turkey - CA

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…

Lucy - CA
Lucy - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Earl - CA
Earl - CA
Emu - CA

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…

Zoe - CA
Zoe - CA
Horse - CA

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…

Zeus - CA
Zeus - CA
Pig - CA

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…

Karma - CA
Karma - CA
Cow - CA

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…

Crystal - CA
Crystal - CA
Cow - CA

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…

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When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful 5x7 photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.