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

Bunny Adoption/Foster

Did you hear about our latest bunny rescue in California? Interested in adopting or fostering a rabbit and live in the Southern California area? Click here for more information.

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Aretha the cow, living in sanctuary at The Gentle Barn California

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. We kept telling her that she will get to live here with us for the rest of her life and we will brush her gently, scratch her back, hug her softly, and love her till the end of time. It took us a year, but Aretha finally believed us. Now Aretha is the first the approach us for hugs and attention. She is quite the diva demanding our attention by bonking us if we are not scratching hard enough. She will lie down in the middle of a group of children so they can hug her and she has become the queen of our barnyard. I guess she just needed a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha will live safe and sound at our California location for the rest of her life.


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In Aretha's Honor

As much as we love them, farm animals have shorter lives than we do. If in the unfortunate case they pass, please let us know how you would like to best honor Aretha.

*The ultimate use of your donation is at the discretion of The Gentle Barn and it’s Board of Directors.

Donation In Honor of Aretha
Help in the care and support of Aretha and the animals of The Gentle Barn.
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Sponsorship Benefits

When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive 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.