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

Earl the emu, living in sanctuary at The Gentle Barn California

Earl came to our California location in 2014. Before he came to The Gentle Barn, Earl was running loose in Santa Clarita, jumping in and out of people’s yards and through a school zone. Animal Control finally caught him after two hours and brought him to the shelter to be reunited with his owner, but the owner never came. They contacted us and asked if we would take him, and of course we said yes! It took Earl a while to adjust, but he’s now happy and content in our barnyard with all his friends. He loves getting his fuzzy head scratched and being sprayed with the hose, and loves to snack on broccoli and blueberries. His docent made him his own sign, so everyone knows this is Earl’s forever home.


Sponsor Earl
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In Earl'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 Earl.

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

Donation In Honor of Earl
Help in the care and support of Earl 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.