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Joyful Heart - CA
Joyful Heart - CA
Cow - CA

Joyful Heart was born inside a slaughterhouse and she saved her mother's life. In a rare act of compassion the slaughterhouse owner allowed us to save…

Eugene - CA
Eugene - CA
Cow - CA

Baby Eugene is innocent and completely oblivious of where they were and what almost befell them, but it’ll most likely take a long time for Rosita to…

Rosita - CA
Rosita - CA
Cow - CA

Rosita was at a slaughterhouse in line to be slaughtered. The entire time she was being prodded to keep moving down the line, she was in labor, and…

Fiona - CA
Fiona - CA
Cow - CA

Fiona was a tiny baby born to a roping cow mom. She was oblivious to the suffering and stress around her and was innocent and alive. We took her home…

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…

Valentine - CA
Valentine - CA
Cow - CA

Valentine was born at The Gentle Barn and unlike her mom Tia, Valentine has only and will only know love, respect, kindness, and safety. She will have…

Rumi - CA
Rumi - CA
Cow - CA

Rumi was born at The Gentle Barn just weeks after we saved his mom from slaughter. Unlike his mom, Rumi has only known kindness, safety, family, and…

Julian - CA
Julian - CA
Cow - CA

Julian and his mom were rescued from extreme cruelty. His mom was so sick that she did not make it and Julian was in the hospital for weeks. But he…

Phoenix Rising - CA
Phoenix Rising - CA
Cow - CA

Phoenix Rising was a young cow intended to be impregnated each year so her babies could be sold to slaughter. Because of the Covid 19 pandemic, and…

Sage - CA
Sage - CA
Cow - CA

Sage and his brother Oliver were born at a dairy where they were taken away from their moms at birth, put in a box where they could not move, and then…

Louise - CA
Louise - CA
Cow - CA

Louise was rescued along with many other animals from severe cruelty. She was sick, injured, and very scared when she came home to us. We worked slowly,…

Crystal - CA
Crystal - CA
Cow - CA

Crystal was taken away from her mom at a day old, so people could drink her moms breast milk. Crystal was then put into a veal crate and sent to slaughter…

John Lewis Thunderheart - CA
John Lewis Thunderheart - CA
Cow - CA

You've followed John Lewis Thunderheart's journey from the slaughterhouse to #TheGentleBarn - through losing his mom as a newborn, suffering…

Ferdinand - CA
Ferdinand - CA
Cow - CA

Ferdinand was brought to us as an orphan at eight weeks old. He was scared, sad, and sick. We all took four hour shifts throughout the day and…

Johnny - CA
Johnny - CA
Cow - CA

Johnny was born on a beef ranch and for some reason his mom died when he was still very young and nursing. Thanks to some kind people, he was brought…

Karma - CA
Karma - CA
Cow - CA

Karma was rescued from a cruelty case where she had no food, water, or shelter, and enormous stress. When we first brought her home she cried incessantly…

Johnny Cash - MO
Johnny Cash - MO
Cow - MO

Johnny Cash escaped from a slaughter house with five other cows and ran for his life through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. Hours later they…

Faith - CA
Faith - CA
Cow - CA

Faith was rescued from the dairy industry. She was taken away from her mom at only a day old so the breast milk she needed could be taken for humans, …

Chico - MO
Chico - MO
Cow - MO

Chico was sent to slaughter with 5 other young cows, but he wanted to live. Chico, wise beyond his years, led the others through three fences and ran…

Oliver - CA
Oliver - CA
Cow - CA

Oliver and his brother Sage were born at a dairy where they were taken away from their moms at birth, put in a box where they could not move, and then…

Mercy - CA
Mercy - CA
Cow - CA

Mercy was rescued with 3 other calves from a cattle co. in Texas. They were taken away from their moms at birth and put into veal crates, where if they…

Roo - MO
Roo - MO
Cow - MO

Roo escaped from a slaughter house with five other cows and ran for hours through the streets of St Louis seeking refuge. They were eventually rounded…

Chance - CA
Chance - CA
Cow - CA

Chance was rescued from extreme cruelty. With no water, food, or shelter, she feared for her life every day. When she and hundreds of other animals…

Bob - CA
Bob - CA
Cow - CA

Bob was rescued from a cattle Co in Texas where he was taken away from his mom when he was born and put into a veal crate. He got very sick and almost…

Night Goddess - CA
Night Goddess - CA
Cow - CA

Night Goddess and her mom, Pushpa were rescued with many other cows from a cruelty case in 2008. Her mom was terrified and had seen the worst of humanity,…

Houdini - MO
Houdini - MO
Cow - MO

Houdini was at a slaughter house with 5 other young cows. Wanting to live, they made a break for it, broke through three fences, and ran through the…

Aretha - CA
Aretha - CA
Cow - CA

Aretha was rescued from being eaten. She was so frightened when we brought her home to The Gentle Barn, sure that we would fulfill her old owners intentions.…

Serenity - CA
Serenity - CA
Cow - CA

Serenity was rescued from slaughter. She has never encountered a kind human before. She is absolutely terrified, but one day she will trust, one day…

Tia - CA
Tia - CA
Cow - CA

Tia was rescued from a backyard butcher where she was kept in horrendous conditions. She had open sores and was filthy and infested with parasites when…

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…

Madonna - CA
Madonna - CA
Cow - CA

Madonna was taken away from her mom at birth and chained so she couldn't walk. To make her get into the truck to slaughter she was stabbed with a pitchfork.…

Patsy - CA
Patsy - CA
Cow - CA

Patsy (AKA Sunlight) was sent to slaughter pregnant and gave birth as she waited to be killed. In a miraculous act of compassion, the slaughterhouse…

Athena - CA
Athena - CA
Cow - CA

Athena was rescued from a backyard butcher along with many other animals. They were brought to us by local animal control after it was shut down. She…

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…

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…

Betty - CA
Betty - CA
Cow - CA

Betty was a "beef" cow who was impregnated over and over again and her babies taken away from her each year as she screamed for them. At about eight…

Light - CA
Light - CA
Cow - CA

Light (AKA Pink Lady) was sent to slaughter pregnant and gave birth inside the slaughterhouse. Thankfully the owner allowed us to have them both and…

SusieQ - CA
SusieQ - CA
Cow - CA

SusieQ was born at The Gentle Barn shortly after we saved her mom from slaughter at a cruelty case. Unlike her nom, Susie Q has only known love, family,…

Eddie - MO
Eddie - MO
Cow - MO

Eddie was at a slaughter house and escaped along with the other 5 cows. They got through three fences and ran for hours through the streets of St Louis.…

Charlie - CA
Charlie - CA
Cow - CA

Charlie was born at The Gentle Barn after his mom was rescued from running down a very busy street. Unlike his mom, Charlie has only known family, love,…

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…

Roy - CA
Roy - CA
Cow - CA

Roy was rescued from a cattle company in Texas, where he was taken away from his mom when he was born and put into a veal crate. With no love and nothing…

Gaia - CA
Gaia - CA
Cow - CA

Gaia was rescued from extreme cruelty and only knew the worst of humanity. When she came to The Gentle Barn she was scared and it took a very long time…

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