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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…

Dreidel - CA
Dreidel - CA
Pig - CA

Dreidel was born along with his 7 siblings to a mom who was supposed to be eaten on Christmas. When the family saw the unexpected births, they decided…

Honey Bear - CA
Honey Bear - CA
Pig - CA

Honey Bear was found wandering on the street about an hour north of us and then picked up by animal control. He was at least 200 pounds underweight,…

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…

Rumi - CA
Rumi - CA
Cow - CA

Rumi was born at The Gentle Barn just weeks after we saved his mom from slaughter. Unlike his mom, Rumi has only known kindness, safety, family, and…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, …

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…

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,…

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…

Tulip - CA
Tulip - CA
Chicken - CA

Tulip was rescued in 2009 when her mom came out from under a bush with fifteen babies. We do not know who she belonged to, but we did know that if she…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Mistletoe - CA
Mistletoe - CA
Pig - CA

Mistletoe was born along with her 7 siblings to a mom who was supposed to be eaten on Christmas. When the family saw the unexpected births, they decided…

Blitzen - CA
Blitzen - CA
Pig - CA

Blitzen was born along with his 7 siblings to a mom who was supposed to be eaten on Christmas. When the family saw the unexpected births, they decided…

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.…

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…

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…

Gingerbread - CA
Gingerbread - CA
Pig - CA

Gingerbread was born along with her 7 siblings to a mom who was supposed to be eaten on Christmas. When the family saw the unexpected births, they decided…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Sky - CA
Sky - CA
Dog - CA

Sky belonged to someone who for medical reasons could not provide for his energy or activity level. We would normally find an adoptive home for a dog…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Athena - CA
Athena - CA
Cow - CA

Athena was rescued from a backyard butcher along with many other animals. They were brought to us by local animal control after it was shut down. She…

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…

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…

Barry - CA
Barry - CA
Pig - CA

Barry’s mom was rescued by a sister rescue from a breeding situation where she was overbred and had eight babies. We adopted two of the babies, Barry…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Oliver - CA
Oliver - CA
Cow - CA

Oliver and his brother Sage were born at a dairy where they were taken away from their moms at birth, put in a box where they could not move, and then…

Night Goddess - CA
Night Goddess - CA
Cow - CA

Night Goddess and her mom, Pushpa were rescued with many other cows from a cruelty case in 2008. Her mom was terrified and had seen the worst of humanity,…

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…

Sapphire - CA
Sapphire - CA
Sheep - CA

You can tell just by looking in her eyes that she’s seen so much in her life. Sapphire was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was covered in…

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…

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…

Charlie - CA
Charlie - CA
Cow - CA

Charlie was born at The Gentle Barn after his mom was rescued from running down a very busy street. Unlike his mom, Charlie has only known family, love,…

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…

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…

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…

Fern - CA
Fern - CA
Bird - CA

Fern stepped right in front of our Founders car one day on a very busy four lane highway. I guess she knew which car to stop because we got her out…

Miracle - CA
Miracle - CA
Pig - CA

Miracle was born along with his 7 siblings to a mom who was supposed to be eaten on Christmas. When the family saw the unexpected births, they decided…

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…

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…

Caesar - CA
Caesar - CA
Horse - CA

Caesar is the oldest resident. He was trained with a heavy hand in the film industry for 15 years, and has struggled with arthritis from his hard life.⁣

He…

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…

Menorah - CA
Menorah - CA
Pig - CA

Menorah was bought to be eaten on Christmas. When she unexpectedly gave birth, the family wanted to save her instead of eat her. We drove from CA to…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SusieQ - CA
SusieQ - CA
Cow - CA

SusieQ was born at The Gentle Barn shortly after we saved her mom from slaughter at a cruelty case. Unlike her nom, Susie Q has only known love, family,…

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…

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…

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 at The Gentle Barn, she was…

Sage - CA
Sage - CA
Cow - CA

Sage and his brother Oliver were born at a dairy where they were taken away from their moms at birth, put in a box where they could not move, and then…

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…

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…

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…

Sunrise - CA
Sunrise - CA
Chicken - CA

Sunrise is our oldest chicken, rescued many years ago from a pet store that had 45 chicks stuffed into a tiny cage. After customers complained, they…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Humble - CA
Humble - CA
Pig - CA

Humble’s mom was rescued by a sister rescue from a breeding situation where she was overbred and had eight babies. We adopted two of the babies, Humble…

Tinsel - CA
Tinsel - CA
Pig - CA

Tinsel was born along with his 7 siblings to a mom who was supposed to be eaten on Christmas. When the family saw the unexpected births, they decided…

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