Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Hazel - MO
Hazel - MO
Goat - MO

Hazel was rescued from a hoarder. This person started with good intentions and got overwhelmed as most animal hoarders do. During the day while the…

Houdini - MO
Houdini - MO
Cow - MO

Houdini was at a slaughter house with 5 other young cows. Wanting to live, they made a break for it, broke through three fences, and ran through the…

Georgia - MO
Georgia - MO
Chicken - MO

Georgia (white one) was unwanted by her owner because she wasn't laying eggs anymore. At The Gentle Barn we love her not for her eggs, but for her beautiful…

Roo - MO
Roo - MO
Cow - MO

Roo escaped from a slaughter house with five other cows and ran for hours through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. They were eventually rounded…

Jemima Puddleduck - MO
Jemima Puddleduck - MO
Bird - MO

Jemima was bought as a baby with her brother by a family for an Easter gift. They were not prepared to have two baby ducklings and kept them in their…

Penny - MO
Penny - MO
Pig - MO

Penny was a tiny baby when she fell off a truck on her way to a bad place. Her tail had been docked and she had a tattoo on her ear. A man driving down…

Einstein - MO
Einstein - MO
Sheep - MO

In December of 2017 we got a call from a neighbor about a sheep she’d seen living feral in the woods, not far from The Gentle Barn Missouri. Einstein…

Opal - MO
Opal - MO
Chicken - MO

Opal lived her entire life with a family who loved her very much and a sister who she adored. Tragically, something attacked her sister one night and…

Chance - MO
Chance - MO
Donkey - MO

It's unclear what happened to Chance that lead to him going to auction but what we do know is that he was terrified, emaciated, and growing a large…

Baron Von Goat - MO
Baron Von Goat - MO
Goat - MO

Baron Von Goat lived in neglect at a place that didn’t want him. He was kept chained to a post but Baron knew he had a greater purpose so he frequently…

Neptune - MO
Neptune - MO
Turkey - MO

Neptune and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were…

David Bowie - MO
David Bowie - MO
Bird - MO

David Bowie (they/them) is a Guinea Fowl who showed up at The Gentle Barn Missouri. They immediately fell in love with our hen, Opal. They will not…

Johnny Cash - MO
Johnny Cash - MO
Cow - MO

Johnny Cash escaped from a slaughter house with five other cows and ran for his life through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. Hours later they…

Remington - MO
Remington - MO
Donkey - MO

It's unclear what happened to Remington before he was found at auction, but we do know that he was young, scared, and emaciated. Thankfully a family…

Eddie - MO
Eddie - MO
Cow - MO

Eddie was at a slaughterhouse and escaped along with the other five cows. They got through three fences and ran for hours through the streets…

Rosie - MO
Rosie - MO
Pig - MO

Rosie was raised on a pig farm for slaughter, but during a flood she was swept away. A nearby family took her in and raised her as a pet. But…

Nigel - MO
Nigel - MO
Chicken - MO

Nigel was found on the side of a busy highway in Nashville, alone, scared, and pecking through litter. How he got there we can’t say for sure, but it’s…

April - MO
April - MO
Horse - MO

April 's person could no longer care for her or her medical needs, so we brought her home to The Gentle Barn where she has soft shavings, fresh food,…

Chico - MO
Chico - MO
Cow - MO

Chico was sent to slaughter with 5 other young cows, but he wanted to live. Chico, wise beyond his years, led the others through three fences and ran…

Petunia - MO
Petunia - MO
Pig - MO

Petunia was found running around on the side of the road. There were several pig farms nearby so she most likely escaped. A family driving by took her…

Smudge - MO
Smudge - MO
Turkey - MO

Smudge and her sisters were rescued right down the road from us. One of our neighbors called us after 11 turkeys showed up at their house and were hanging…

Story - MO
Story - MO
Cow - MO

Story was used as a beef cow for over two decades. Each year she was impregnated and when her baby was six to twelve months old, the baby was taken…

Ella - MO
Ella - MO
Pig - MO

Ella fell off of a truck and was running around a truck stop in Kansas desperately looking for someone to help her. Ella was scared, malnourished, and…

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