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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Betty Morgan - MO
Betty Morgan - MO
Turkey - MO

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…

Peyton Manning - MO
Peyton Manning - MO
Turkey - MO

Peyton Manning was rescued along with two other turkeys from Thanksgiving in Tennessee, in 2015. Male turkeys are not designed to live together once…

Einstein - MO
Einstein - MO
Sheep - MO

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…

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…

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…

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…

Rose - MO
Rose - MO
Pig - MO

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…

Perfect - MO
Perfect - MO
Chicken - MO

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…

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…

Eddie - MO
Eddie - MO
Cow - MO

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.…

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…

Diamond - MO
Diamond - MO
Chicken - MO

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…

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…

Esther - MO
Esther - MO
Turkey - MO

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…

Lemon - MO
Lemon - MO
Turkey - MO

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…

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…

Azul - MO
Azul - MO
Turkey - MO

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…

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…

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…

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…

Ora - MO
Ora - MO
Turkey - MO

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…

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