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

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…

Snoopy - CA
Snoopy - CA
Chicken - CA

Snoopy came to us from a lovely family who wanted to share their lives with some backyard chickens. They were promised all females, but when Snoopy…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Emperor Skip - CA
Emperor Skip - CA
Llama - CA

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

Eugene - CA
Eugene - CA
Cow - CA

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 recover…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Celeste - CA
Celeste - CA
Horse - CA

Celeste was a wild mustang and was rounded up in 2010 from the plains of Nevada with 170 other horses. Thankfully they all were rescued by Lifesavers…

Stellar - CA
Stellar - CA
Turkey - CA

Stellar was born at The Gentle Barn California location. We have a strict no-breeding policy so that when we have room for an animal we can rescue one…

Justice - CA
Justice - CA
Turkey - CA

Justice was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. She is sweet, kind, innocent, and affectionate. She wants to cuddle with us and sees only the best in…

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…

Forgiveness - CA
Forgiveness - CA
Turkey - CA

Forgiveness was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. All the turkeys rescued that year were given names of qualities that we need more of in the world.…

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…

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…

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…

Marley - CA
Marley - CA
Horse - CA

We were contacted by a lovely couple in Colorado Springs who asked us to take in their horse. Their Morgan, Marley had a back injury which rendered…

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…

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…

Pearl - CA
Pearl - CA
Pig - CA

Pearl belonged to a social media influencer who raised her and her sister from babies. After a few years, the piggies were rehomed when he moved.…

Dylan - CA
Dylan - CA
Chicken - CA

Dylan was rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, it took them a while to settle in, forgive the past, and trust us.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Bonnie - CA
Bonnie - CA
Horse - CA

Bonnie belonged to a lovely family who was laid off during the pandemic and could not recover financially. We were able to take Bonnie off their hands…

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…

Lennon - CA
Lennon - CA
Turkey - CA

Lennon was being raised for Thanksgiving. When her humans had to move out suddenly, she was abandoned in the backyard. When the house was listed for…

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…

George - CA
George - CA
Cow - CA

George was brought to The Gentle Barn when he was only a few weeks old with his mom, Irma. He was going to be sold and taken from his mom and thankfully…

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, Rosie and her sister…

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…

Ruby - CA
Ruby - CA
Horse - CA

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

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Patience - CA
Patience - CA
Turkey - CA

Patience was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. She was used for breeding and saw her family taken from her year after year until she was to be killed.…

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…

Mercy - CA
Mercy - CA
Cow - CA

Mercy was rescued from a veal farm at only a few weeks old. Taken away from his mom at birth, put into a crate so he could not move, fed inadequately,…

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…

Grace - CA
Grace - CA
Turkey - CA

Grace was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. She was full of innocence and affection and wanted to cuddle right from the start. Thank goodness we saved…

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…

Roy - CA
Roy - CA
Cow - CA

Roy was rescued from a veal farm at only a few weeks old. Taken away from his mom at birth, put into a crate so he could not move, fed inadequately,…

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…

Danara - CA
Danara - CA
Horse - CA

Before we met her, Danara had two consecutive riding accidents that rendered her lame. She was then put on stall rest for a year, but never healed.…

Irma - CA
Irma - CA
Cow - CA

Irma was used for a sport called "roping" where people chase small cows on horseback to rope them and catch them. The people did not know that she was…

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…

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…

Queen Joni - CA
Queen Joni - CA
Llama - CA

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

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Lyric - CA
Lyric - CA
Sheep - CA

Lyric lived with many other sheep and goats who tragically were attacked by a mountain lion. In her desperate attempt to escape, Lyric fell down a hill…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Compassion - CA
Compassion - CA
Turkey - CA

Compassion was being raised for Thanksgiving. When her humans had to move out suddenly, she was abandoned in the backyard. When the house was listed…

Joy - CA
Joy - CA
Turkey - CA

Joy was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. With so much going on in the world and so many having a hard time, our little turkey reminds us all to smile.…

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…

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