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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John Lewis Thunderheart the cow, living in sanctuary at The Gentle Barn California

John Lewis Thunderheart the cow, living in sanctuary at The Gentle Barn California

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.

During his recovery, to avoid the extreme summer heat, we brought him into our house to have a clean and cool environment, and be nurtured round the clock. 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. He is now strong, healthy, and loves to play with his best friend, Sky the dog.

Lewis will get to live a long, happy life at The Gentle Barn and be an ambassador for all animals everywhere.

  

Happy Birthday, John Lewis Thunderheart

It's John Lewis' one year birthday party Sunday, July 25th from 10am - 2pm, we will sing him happy birthday and give him and his friends cake throughout the day.

For those of you who cannot make it in person to The Gentle Barn California, we will live stream the event on The Gentle Barn's facebook and instagram pages so you can feel like you are here with us.

John Lewis is a giant puppy dog! He walks on a leash, comes when we call him, lays on dog beds, plays with toys, is best friends with our Australian shepherd, Sky, and is full of life and love. John Lewis has already become an amazing ambassador hugging and healing people during cow hug therapy sessions.

If you'd like to send John Lewis a birthday gift, he would like bales of hay, bags of bedtime cookies, and bouncy balls to play with. But if you want to do something special for his birthday, please consider going vegan to help less cows suffer, and more cows live the life John Lewis enjoys everyday. Thank you for supporting The Gentle Barn so that one day all cows will be this loved!

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In John Lewis Thunderheart'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 John Lewis Thunderheart.

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

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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.