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

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…

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…

Louise - CA
Louise - CA
Cow - CA

Louise was rescued along with many other animals from severe cruelty. She was sick, injured, and very scared when she came home to us. We worked slowly,…

Danara - CA
Danara - CA
Horse - CA

Danara tore a tendon and hurt her knee during a riding accident. Her family was not able to give her all that she needed to heal so we took her home…

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.…

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…

Gus - CA
Gus - CA
Goat - CA

Gus was rescued from severe abuse and neglect when he was only eight months old. He was riddled with lice and parasites, malnourished and terribly thin.…

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…

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…

Thor - CA
Thor - CA
Horse - CA

Thor was unwanted because he was lame, unrideable, had Equine Cushings disease, and his medication and treatments were expensive. After a lifetime of…

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…

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…

Phoenix Rising - CA
Phoenix Rising - CA
Cow - CA

Phoenix Rising was a young cow intended to be impregnated each year so her babies could be sold to slaughter. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, and…

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,…

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…

Light - CA
Light - CA
Cow - CA

Light (AKA Pink Lady) was sent to slaughter pregnant and gave birth inside the slaughterhouse. The owner allowed us to have them both and bring them…

Molli - CA
Molli - CA
Pig - CA

Molli is one of ten babies born to a mom rescued from a hoarding situation. There were three hundred pigs being liberated from this cruelty case, but…

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…

Holy Cow - CA
Holy Cow - CA
Cow - CA

Holy Cow was rescued from the dairy industry where she was taken away from her mom at birth and stomped on, leaving her unable to walk. When we rescued…

Joyful Heart - CA
Joyful Heart - CA
Cow - CA

Joyful Heart was born inside a slaughterhouse and she saved her mother's life. In a rare act of compassion the slaughterhouse owner allowed us to save…

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…

Emperor Skip - CA
Emperor Skip - CA
Llama - CA

Emperor Skip and Queen Joni were kept with improper fencing or care and…

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…

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…

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,…

Patsy - CA
Patsy - CA
Cow - CA

Patsy (AKA Sunlight) was sent to slaughter pregnant and gave birth as she waited to be killed. In a miraculous act of compassion, the slaughterhouse…

Earl - CA
Earl - CA
Emu - CA

Earl came to our California location in 2014. Before he came to The Gentle Barn, Earl was running loose in Santa Clarita, jumping in and out of people’s…

Brave - CA
Brave - CA
Turkey - CA

Brave's people could no longer care for her and asked if The Gentle Barn could take her. It just so happens that just the day before, our beloved…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Ruby - CA
Ruby - CA
Horse - CA

When her person passed away of cancer, Ruby was willed to us with her mate, Monty who has since passed away of old age. Their mom loved them…

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…

Stanley - CA
Stanley - CA
Sheep - CA

Stanley is the most confident and outgoing sheep at our California location. You’d never know how much he had to overcome after the trauma he experienced…

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…

Gaia - CA
Gaia - CA
Cow - CA

Gaia was rescued from extreme cruelty and only knew the worst of humanity. When she came to The Gentle Barn she was scared and it took a very long time…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Zazu - CA
Zazu - CA
Bird - CA

Zazu was kept in a cage for the first four years of her life. Lonely, scared and with nothing else to do, she plucked all her feathers. She came to…

SusieQ - CA
SusieQ - CA
Cow - CA

Susie Q was born at The Gentle Barn shortly after we saved her mom from slaughter in a cruelty case. Unlike her mom Louise, sweet Susie has only known…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Queen Joni - CA
Queen Joni - CA
Llama - CA

Queen Joni and Emperor Skip were kept with improper fencing or care and…

Dylan - CA
Dylan - CA
Chicken - CA

Dylan along with her sisters, Alex and Monique, was rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, it took them a while to…

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…

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…

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…

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, …

Jellie - CA
Jellie - CA
Pig - CA

Jellie is one of ten babies born to a mom rescued from a hoarding situation. There were three hundred pigs being liberated from this cruelty case, but…

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…

Kahlua - CA
Kahlua - CA
Chicken - CA

Kahlua lived with a group of chicks as part of someone’s family when a predator got into their enclosure and killed all but Kahlua. The family asked…

Tulip - CA
Tulip - CA
Chicken - CA

We found Tulip and her family under a bush. We knew if they stayed wild they would be eaten by predators. We brought them to live with us as part of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Johnny - CA
Johnny - CA
Cow - CA

Johnny was born on a beef ranch and for some reason his mom died when he was still very young and nursing. Thanks to some kind people, he was brought…

Sun - CA
Sun - CA
Turkey - CA

Sun is a longtime resident of our California sanctuary. Sun was rescued from Thanksgiving with her four sisters in 2015. When Sun and her sisters…

Monique - CA
Monique - CA
Chicken - CA

Monique along with her sisters, Dylan and Alex, was rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, it took a while for them…

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…

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…

Marvel the Unicorn - CA
Marvel the Unicorn - CA
Horse - CA

Marvel the Unicorn was saved with 64 other miniature horses from slaughter in Oklahoma. Brought to San Diego by Little hooves Rescue, all found homes…

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…

Rebecca - CA
Rebecca - CA
Chicken - CA

Rebecca was found wandering the streets and brought to the safety of The Gentle Barn so she could have a home and a family. We absolutely love having…

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,…

Betty - CA
Betty - CA
Cow - CA

Betty was a "beef" cow who was impregnated over and over again and her babies taken away from her each year as she screamed for them. At about eight…

John Lewis Thunderheart - CA
John Lewis Thunderheart - CA
Cow - CA

John Lewis Thunderheart was born in a slaughterhouse. His mom, Love, never made it out. Because of the stress and chaos around them and his mom being…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Meep - CA
Meep - CA
Chicken - CA

Meep was brought to us orphaned at a day old. Too young to be in the barnyard alone, we brought Meep into our house and became his family. He slept…

Tivoli - CA
Tivoli - CA
Bird - CA

Tivoli was said to have belonged to a man who passed away. With no one to care for him, Tivoli took to the streets. He dazzled the neighborhood with…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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