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

Read Annie's Story (In Memoriam)

Annie was rescued off the back of a pickup truck on Fathers Day. The back of the truck had a bar-b-q and all the makings of a Fathers Day BBQ feast. When we asked what he was doing with the goat, he said "nothing, she is just a pet." We asked where he was taking her, and he said, "To the BBQ, you do the math." After an arduous negotiation, we were able to get Annie away from him to live out her days at The Gentle Barn.

Because Annie was fed a rich, high protein diet from the time she was born, she developed epiphysitis; an inflammation of growth plates in her knee joints. This happens when a baby animal grows too fast in a short period of time. We tried so hard to reverse the damage done to her but could not. Within 6 months of having Annie, she could not walk at all. So we made her as comfortable as we possibly could on soft bedding, and gave her lots of attention. Our wonderful veterinarian reassured us that she was not in pain and that because she received so much attention from us, she had a good quality of life.

Annie was with us for 4 years teaching children that it is OK to be different, that it is who we are on the inside that counts. Annie never complained, she was kind, gentle and loving to everyone, and was a delight to have around. She was so much more than a BBQ, we miss her so much!

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