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

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…

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…

Spirit - TN
Spirit - TN
Turkey - TN

Spirit was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. She is adorable and already loves to cuddle with us. She explores the barnyard with her loud squawks and…

Richard - TN
Richard - TN
Sheep - TN

Richard and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

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…

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…

Alexander Marshall - TN
Alexander Marshall - TN
Sheep - TN

Alexander Marshall and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having…

Daisy - TN
Daisy - TN
Horse - TN

When we opened The Gentle Barn Tennessee in Knoxville, Daisy was our landlord's horse and in a pasture just beyond our property line. She was…

Casper - TN
Casper - TN
Sheep - TN

Casper and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

Coal - TN
Coal - TN
Chicken - TN

Coal belonged to one of our staff, and her companion passed away on the same day that our rooster Rosey’s companion passed away. They were both…

Love - TN
Love - TN
Cow - TN

Love was born unexpectedly in the woods of our Tennessee location. We rescued her mom, Audrey, six months earlier and suspected she might be pregnant…

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…

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…

Mr. Pickles - TN
Mr. Pickles - TN
Pig - TN

Mr Pickles jumped off a transport truck in Missouri. He was only 6 weeks old and already robbed of his mommy and alone in the world. Thankfully a passerby…

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…

Yang - TN
Yang - TN
Pig - TN

Yang along with her sister Yin belonged to one of our neighbors and kept coming over to our place. When we tried to return them, they completely…

JJ - TN
JJ - TN
Sheep - TN

JJ and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been separated…

Audrey - TN
Audrey - TN
Cow - TN

Audrey and her daughter, Truth, were rescued from going to slaughter. Audrey…

Leo - TN
Leo - TN
Sheep - TN

Leo and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

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…

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.…

Henry - TN
Henry - TN
Pig - TN

Henry and his late brother, Horton were found running down the street, emaciated, covered in ticks, and terrified; clearly escaping an undesirable fate.…

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…

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.…

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…

Manny - TN
Manny - TN
Sheep - TN

Manny and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

Sam - TN
Sam - TN
Sheep - TN

Sam and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

Harmony - TN
Harmony - TN
Turkey - TN

Harmony was rescued from Thanksgiving in 2023. Raised for slaughter, she took a minute to trust us, but couldn't help but fall in love with us once…

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…

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.…

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,…

Asher - TN
Asher - TN
Sheep - TN

Asher and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

Fleecewood Mac - TN
Fleecewood Mac - TN
Sheep - TN

Mac and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

Yin - TN
Yin - TN
Pig - TN

Yin along with her sister Yang belonged to one of our neighbors and kept coming over to our place. When we tried to return them, they completely…

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…

David - TN
David - TN
Sheep - TN

David and his nine brothers were headed to slaughter and we brought them home to The Gentle Barn Tennessee instead. Just babies, having recently been…

Mr. Noodles - TN
Mr. Noodles - TN
Pig - TN

Mr Noodles fell off a transport truck when he was only a few weeks old and was found on the side of the highway terrified, bruised, and hungry. Thankfully…

Jar Jar - TN
Jar Jar - TN
Alpaca - TN

Jar Jar and Han Solo were headed for auction and we were able to bring them…

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,…

Han Solo - TN
Han Solo - TN
Alpaca - TN

Han Solo and Jar Jar were headed for auction and we were able to bring them…

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