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

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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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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.…

Rick Springfield - TN
Rick Springfield - TN
Chicken - TN

Rick Springfield was found at The Nashville international airport. No one really knows why he was living there, I guess he was just waiting to catch…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

Miles - TN
Miles - TN
Cow - TN

Miles mom was a dairy cow. In order for the family to drink the milk, Miles had to be taken away from her and weaned early. When Maybelle was ready…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sponsorship Benefits

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

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