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Sponsoring an animal at The Gentle Barn enables us to continue saving and caring for some of the most vulnerable and neglected animals.

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Alex - CA
Alex - CA
Chicken - CA

Alex along with Drew, Dylan, Monique and Phoenix were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

Sunrise - CA
Sunrise - CA
Chicken - CA

Sunrise is our oldest chicken, rescued many years ago from a pet store that had 45 chicks stuffed into a tiny cage. After customers complained, they…

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…

Monique - CA
Monique - CA
Chicken - CA

Monique along with Phoenix, Dylan, Drew and Alex were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

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…

Drew - CA
Drew - CA
Chicken - CA

Drew along with Phoenix, Dylan, Monique and Alex were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

Jasmine - CA
Jasmine - CA
Chicken - CA

Jasmine was born with deformed toes. We were asked to help and took her to our avian specialist. After a week in the hospital her toes were straightened…

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…

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…

Luigi - CA
Luigi - CA
Chicken - CA

Luigi was left at our veterinarians office by someone who couldn’t take care of him. Our vet asked us to take him in and we are so glad we did. He’s…

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…

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…

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…

Peppermint Patty - TN
Peppermint Patty - TN
Chicken - TN

Peppermint Patty was born to the egg industry where she lived in a small cage for her first two years of life laying eggs. Then she was sent to slaughter…

Tulip - CA
Tulip - CA
Chicken - CA

Tulip was rescued in 2009 when her mom came out from under a bush with fifteen babies. We do not know who she belonged to, but we did know that if she…

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…

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…

Dylan - CA
Dylan - CA
Chicken - CA

Dylan along with Phoenix, Monique, Drew and Alex were rescued from a slaughterhouse. Filthy, terrified, and fearing the worst, we worked diligently…

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…

Rebecca - CA
Rebecca - CA
Chicken - CA

Rebecca was found wondering the streets and brought to the safety of The Gentle Barn so she could have a home and a family. We absolutely love having…

Eliza - CA
Eliza - CA
Chicken - CA

Eliza was hatched in a classroom and later became someone's pet. After a while the novelty of having a hen wore off and she was brought to The Gentle…

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.