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

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 and frequently…

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…

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…

Jemima Puddleduck - MO
Jemima Puddleduck - MO
Bird - MO

Jemima was bought as an Easter gift. The family was not prepared to have a baby duck and kept her in their bathtub until they realized that they…

Ella - MO
Ella - MO
Pig - MO

Ella fell off of a truck and was running around a truck stop in Kansas desperately looking for help. She was scared, malnourished, and scraped up. Luckily…

Penny - MO
Penny - MO
Pig - MO

Penny was a tiny baby when she fell off a transport truck. A man driving by saw Penny on the side of the road and picked her up and saved her life.…

David Bowie - MO
David Bowie - MO
Bird - MO

David Bowie is a Guinea Fowl who showed up at The Gentle Barn Missouri one evening all by himself. After inviting him into our barnyard, he immediately…

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…

Aslan - MO
Aslan - MO
Horse - MO

Aslan is a Percheron draft horse who was used to pull huge carts and carriages his whole life. When his body started breaking down and his hind end…

Hazel - MO
Hazel - MO
Goat - MO

Hazel lived with several other goats and while their person was at work Hazel and the other animals were attacked by a stray dog. Hazel was the only…

Sorina - MO
Sorina - MO
Turkey - MO

Sorina was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. She is loving, gentle, and innocent, and now that she trusts us, loves cuddles. She falls asleep in our…

Georgia - MO
Georgia - MO
Chicken - MO

Georgia 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,…

Roo - MO
Roo - MO
Cow - MO

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

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…

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…

Zailey - MO
Zailey - MO
Chicken - MO

Zailey was found lost in a neighborhood and when no owners were found, we were asked to take her in. She acclimated to our other chickens very quickly.…

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…

Johnny Cash - MO
Johnny Cash - MO
Cow - MO

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

Hope - MO
Hope - MO
Turkey - MO

Hope was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. She was a little timid at first, but very soon opened herself up to our love and care. She allows us to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Moose - MO
Moose - MO
Horse - MO

Moose is a Belgian draft horse who pulled carriages and carts his whole life. At eighteen years old his teeth were uncared for and rotten, making it…

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…

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