In December of 2017 we got a call from a neighbor about a sheep she had been seeing for years living feral in the woods not far from The Gentle Barn Missouri. Einstein had clearly escaped from something terrible and was surviving the best way he knew how. We started feeding him every day and telling him about the life we can offer of a warm bed, food, family, and love if he would allow us to bring him home. We learned from the community that Einstein had been living alone in the woods for at least 3 years and many people had tried to catch him over the years but failed. We made it our mission to bring him home with us and give him the life he deserved. After about 4 months of planning and several failed attempts to catch him our animal caretaker, Nick, caught Einstein singlehandedly one Saturday morning. We are now able to make good on all of our promises to Einstein of a warm bed, fresh water, delicious food, friends, family, and love. After surviving in the woods for 3 years, always on constant alert for danger, Einstein is now able to relax and enjoy life! He is teaching guests how smart sheep are and showing everyone that even after hardship and trauma it’s okay to let your guard down and start over.
When you sponsor an animal for yourself or as a gift, you will receive in the mail a Certificate of Sponsorship, your animal friend's bio, and a beautiful 5x7 photo!
You will also receive monthly updates by email letting you know how your animal friend is doing as well as an updated photo.