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

The Gentle Barn Animals

Smudge - Turkey - Missouri

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 out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys…

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Chico - Cow - Missouri

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 through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. Chico even held authorities…

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Lemon - Turkey - Missouri

Lemon 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 out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys they…

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Penny - Pig - Missouri

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 the busy highway saw Penny on the side of the road and, not knowing…

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Hazel - Goat - Missouri

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 woman was at work Hazel and the other animals would huddle up on the porch…

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Einstein - Sheep - Missouri

In December of 2017 we got a call from a neighbor about a sheep she had been seeing for years living feral in the woods not far from The Gentle Barn Missouri. Einstein had clearly escaped from something terrible and was…

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Esther - Turkey - Missouri

Esther 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 out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys…

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Petunia - Pig - Missouri

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 in and raised her as a pet but soon realized that raising a fast growing…

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Eddie - Cow - Missouri

Eddie was at a slaughter house and escaped along with the other 5 cows. They got through three fences and ran for hours through the streets of St Louis. Eventually they were rounded up and returned to the slaughter house.…

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Roo - Cow - Missouri

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 up and returned to the slaughter house. Thankfully the community begged…

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Houdini - Cow - Missouri

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 streets of St Louis seeking refuge. They were eventually rounded up and…

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Diamond - Chicken - Missouri

Diamond was going to be killed because she was too old to lay eggs. But we love her not for her eggs, but for her feathered beauty, her intelligent eyes, and her melodic song that she sings all day. Diamond will live safe…

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Peyton Manning - Turkey - Missouri

Peyton Manning was rescued along with two other turkeys from Thanksgiving in Tennessee, in 2015. Male turkeys are not designed to live together once they hit sexual maturity, and once Peyton and his brother Luke reached…

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Ella - Pig - Missouri

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 scraped up, Luckily Ella found a family who were driving in an RV…

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Rose - Pig - Missouri

Rose was raised on a pig farm for slaughter, but during a flood she was swept away and luckily washed onto shore. A nearby family took her in and raised her as a pet. But when she grew too big planned to send her to slaughter…

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Baron Von Goat - Goat - Missouri

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 escaped. Several people brought him back to the home that didn’t want…

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Georgia - Chicken - Missouri

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 face, intelligent eyes, and sweet soft voice. Georgia will live…

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Betty Morgan - Turkey - Missouri

Betty Morgan was purchased from a turkey farm by an eight year old girl. When her parents wouldn’t allow her to keep her as a pet, she begged one of our volunteers to save her, and our volunteer gave her to us to be a…

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Ora - Turkey - Missouri

Ora 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 out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys they…

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Perfect - Chicken - Missouri

Perfect was going to be slaughtered when she was too old to lay eggs. But we saved her to be part of our family instead. We don't need her eggs, we think she's perfect just the way she is! She is very intelligent and bossy;…

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Johnny Cash - Cow - Missouri

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 were rounded up and returned to the slaughter house. Because of the…

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Azul - Turkey - Missouri

Azul 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 out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys they…

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Neptune - Turkey - Missouri

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 hanging out with them in their yard. They were the friendliest turkeys…

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Jemima Puddleduck - Bird - Missouri

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 bathtub until they realized that they were not allowed to have ducks…

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Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful 5x7 photo!

You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.