Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and our Planet.
Mildred - TN
Mildred - TN
Chicken - TN

Mildred came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their…

Fluffy - TN
Fluffy - TN
Chicken - TN

Fluffy came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

Girlfriend - TN
Girlfriend - TN
Chicken - TN

Girlfriend came from a home where her and her 6 sisters were loved and cared for as family members. When the family moved they quickly found out their…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Coal - TN
Coal - TN
Chicken - TN

Coal belonged to our animal care staff and her rooster husband passed away on the same day that Rosey's wife passed away. They were both alone and grieving,…

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…

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…

Lolli - TN
Lolli - TN
Goat - TN

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

Penelope - TN
Penelope - TN
Turkey - TN

Penelope came from a farm where she was used for breeding. When her much older male companion passed away, the farmer did not want her crossbreeding…

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…

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