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

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Queen Joni - CA
Queen Joni - CA
Llama - CA

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Snowball - CA
Snowball - CA
Bird - CA

Snowball is a domestic pigeon who should have never been flying wild. But they do use these gorgeous birds for weddings and events and it sure looks…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

Brave - CA
Brave - CA
Turkey - CA

Brave and her sister, Bloom were raised by humans and are very social and friendly. Their people could no longer care for them and we were asked to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Julian - CA
Julian - CA
Cow - CA

Julian and his mom were rescued from extreme cruelty. His mom was so sick that she did not make it and Julian was in the hospital for weeks. But he…

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…

Emperor Skip - CA
Emperor Skip - CA
Llama - CA

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

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