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

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

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 was sick, riddled with parasites, covered in scars, and absolutely terrified of humans.

Once her body recovered at our Sun Chlorella Healing Center, we brought her to our main location to learn to trust us. In time, she learned not only that we love her, but how to be an amazing ambassador. Now she's gentle, soft spoken, and shy, but she allows Sunday guests to hug and cuddle her for hours.


Sponsor Athena
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  • Digital (Emailed PDF, 3-5 business days)

  • +$10 Printed & Mailed (US Only, 7-10 business days)
In Athena'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 Athena.

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

Donation In Honor of Athena
Help in the care and support of Athena and the animals of The Gentle Barn.
I will add $2 to help cover processing fees.

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.