Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Maybelle - TN
Maybelle - TN
Cow - TN

Maybelle was a dairy cow her whole life. When it was time for Maybelle to retire, her family wanted to thank her for her lifetime of service, so instead…

Girlfriend - TN
Girlfriend - TN
Chicken - TN

When Girlfriend's family moved, they quickly found out their home was not safe for Girlfriend and her sisters. They knew they had to find a safer place…

Princess Pebble - TN
Princess Pebble - TN
Horse - TN

Princess Pebble was grossly neglected for many years, left alone to wander the neighborhood eating from peoples lawns with no company or proper care.…

Eclipse - TN
Eclipse - TN
Cow - TN

Eclipse was born on September 16th, 2016 during a once in a lifetime eclipse of a Harvest moon. She was born to her mom, Maybelle who was pregnant when…

Lillie - TN
Lillie - TN
Pig - TN

A hero was at a gas station and saw a truck full of baby pigs that were going to be fattened up for slaughter. He could see that the piglets were hot…

Captain - TN
Captain - TN
Cow - TN

Captain America was named by the little boy who raised him and loved him. Sadly at almost a year old, Captain was sold and sent to slaughter. Miraculously…

Rick Springfield - TN
Rick Springfield - TN
Chicken - TN

Rick Springfield was found at The Nashville international airport. He was named in honor of his name sake’s birthday and will sing his songs and live…

Worthy - TN
Worthy - TN
Horse - TN

Worthy was born with a deformed leg and was kept by someone who could not afford to feed her, let alone to give her the surgery she needed. She hobbled…

Henry - TN
Henry - TN
Pig - TN

Henry was rescued from slaughter. He was scared of people at first but after a few days he settled in nicely and learned to trust us. He now rolls…

Mildred - TN
Mildred - TN
Chicken - TN

When Mildred’s family moved, they quickly found out their home was not safe for Girlfriend and her sisters. They knew they had to find a safer place…

Chris - TN
Chris - TN
Horse - TN

Chris was rescued along with our horses, Indie and Worthy from gross neglect. When we rescued them he was underweight, malnourished, had overgrown hooves,…

Dream - TN
Dream - TN
Pig - TN

We got Dream from a woman who could not keep or care for her. Fearing that she would end up slaughtered, we took her in. Dream was scared of everything…

Jar Jar - TN
Jar Jar - TN
Alpaca - TN

Jar Jar and two other alpacas were headed for auction and we were able to bring them to The Gentle Barn instead. They received a much needed haircut,…

Heather - TN
Heather - TN
Turkey - TN

Heather was rescued with her two brothers in 2015 from Thanksgiving. She lived in horrible conditions and saw terrible things being done to other turkeys.…

Truth - TN
Truth - TN
Cow - TN

Truth and her mommy, Audrey, were rescued from going to slaughter. We are not sure why they were being sent to slaughter, but thank goodness we found…

Lolli - TN
Lolli - TN
Goat - TN

Lolli was born on a freezing January day in 2018 and lost both back feet and the ends of her ears to frostbite. She had a difficult time keeping up…

Miles - TN
Miles - TN
Cow - TN

Miles’ mom Maybelle was used for dairy her entire life. In order for the family to drink the milk she…

Daisy - TN
Daisy - TN
Horse - TN

When we opened The Gentle Barn Tennessee, Daisy was our landlords horse and in a pasture just beyond our property line. She was all alone and would…

Merlin - TN
Merlin - TN
Goat - TN

Merlin was taken in when the lovely man who told us about Lolli and her mom Minnie Mae later told us he also knew who her dad was. We always strive…

Destiny - TN
Destiny - TN
Cow - TN

Destiny was born and raised on a beef ranch. When she was born, she had an umbilical cord infection which went into her blood stream and settled in…

Indie - TN
Indie - TN
Horse - TN

Indie was saved along with our other horses, Chris and Worthy from gross neglect. They were all underweight, malnourished, and terrified of humans.…

Minnie Mae - TN
Minnie Mae - TN
Goat - TN

Minnie Mae gave birth to her daughter on a freezing December morning. Her tiny baby got frost bite and lost her back feet and the ends of her ears,…

Audrey - TN
Audrey - TN
Cow - TN

Audrey and her daughter, Truth were rescued from going to slaughter. Audrey had lived at that farm her whole life, kept eternally pregnant, and had…

Rosey - TN
Rosey - TN
Chicken - TN

Rosey was adopted out to a family when we first moved to Tennessee, but it didn't work out so he came back to live with us. While we were looking for…

Han Solo - TN
Han Solo - TN
Alpaca - TN

Han Solo and two other alpacas were headed for auction and we were able to bring them to The Gentle Barn instead. They received a much needed haircut,…

Luke Skywalker - TN
Luke Skywalker - TN
Turkey - TN

Luke was rescued from slaughter just before Thanksgiving in 2015. He came from a very scary place where he was kept in terrible conditions, handled…

Coal - TN
Coal - TN
Chicken - TN

Coal’s companion passed away on the same day that our rooster, Rosey’s companion passed away. They were both alone and grieving, so we asked if we could…

Rita - TN
Rita - TN
Chicken - TN

We were contacted by a woman who had a flock of chickens that she loved, but no matter how hard she tried to predator-proof her yard and coop, predators…

Fluffy - TN
Fluffy - TN
Chicken - TN

When their family moved they quickly found out their home was not safe for Fluffy and her sisters. They knew they had to find a safer place for them.…

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