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

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Sponsoring an animal at The Gentle Barn enables us to continue saving and caring for some of the most vulnerable and neglected animals.

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Introducing John Lewis Thunderheart

You've followed John Lewis Thunderheart's journey from the slaughterhouse to #TheGentleBarn - through losing his mom as a newborn, suffering from pneumonia, moving into our house, breathing from an oxygen tank, recovering and gaining his strength, and discovering an incredible friendship with our dog Sky.

You've supported us as we healed him and you've all played a significant role in his recovery. You’ve celebrated with us as he bonded with Sky, discovered new toys, and started going to “cow kindergarten” to spend time with the elder rescued cows who love him too. You’ve watched as he’s expanded the hearts of people across the country to see cows for the amazing individuals they are.

John Lewis Thunderheart was born in a slaughterhouse. His mom, Love never made it out. Because of the stress and chaos around them and his mom being so sick, John Lewis Thunderheart didn't get enough colostrum to build an immune system and came to us orphaned at a week old fighting for his life with pneumonia. Because of the extreme heat, we brought him into our house to have a clean, cool environment with twenty four hour nurturing and care. With great veterinary care, antibiotics, anti inflammatories, nebulizer and oxygen therapy treatments, probiotics, Sun Chlorella Algae Super Food, and lots of love, he slowly recovered. Lewis will now get to live a long happy life at The Gentle Barn and be an ambassador for all animals everywhere.

Sponsorship Benefits

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