Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other
Inspiring Kindness and Compassion towards Animals, Our Planet, and Each Other

Maybelle's Story

Maybelle's Story

Maybelle was a dairy cow her whole life. When it was time for Maybelle to retire, her family wanted to thank her for her lifetime of service, so instead of sending her to slaughter, her family allowed her to come to The Gentle Barn instead. When we brought her home she kept crying and pacing and looking at us like she was trying to tell us something. It looked as if she were searching for a baby. So we went back to the farm to see if she had a baby, and sure enough, they had her nine-month-old baby there. We asked to have him as well and they agreed. When we arrived home with the baby, Maybelle starting calling to him and he cried back. When we opened the trailer door they ran to each other and were so happy to see each other. The two of them are inseparable and Maybelle has not uttered a sound since regaining her son. Maybelle was pregnant, and several months later she had a second baby. From a lifetime of having her babies ripped away and their breast milk stolen for people, Maybelle, Miles, and Eclipse will stay together for the rest of their lives at The Gentle Barn Tennessee and finally know what it is like to have a family.

Visit Eclipse's profile to watch and see part 2 of how the whole story unfolds.


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In Maybelle'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 Maybelle.

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Donation In Honor of Maybelle
Help in the care and support of Maybelle and the animals of The Gentle Barn.
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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.