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

Meet Stanley the Sheep

Meet Stanley the Sheep

RESCUED: January 2011
LIVES AT: The Gentle Barn, CA
LIKES: Bananas & back scratches

Stanley is the most confident and outgoing sheep at our California location. You’d never know how much he had to overcome after the trauma he experienced as a baby.

Stanley the SheepStanley was used at an agricultural school to teach the students how to "work" with animals. By the time he was two months old, he had his tail cut off, a hole punched in his ear, his horns burned, and he was taken away from his mom and twin brother without warning. While we knew we were saving his life, all he knew was that he was away from his family and was now with strangers, and that was traumatizing. Typically we have volunteers stay with new rescues 24/7 but because our presence made him more stressed, we had to give him space.

One of our elder sheep, Josh, took on the role of being Stanley’s first friend. He stayed with Stanley in quarantine, ate by his side every day, and eventually, Stanley stopped crying and started following Josh around. When we finally opened their door, Josh led Stanley around the barnyard introducing him to every single animal.

Stanley the Sheep with Chicken

Stanley now loves being a part of the sheep and goat herd at our California location. He has Elvis-like sideburns, and a deep, impressive “baah.” He’s very outgoing, and very particular! He’ll demand back scratches but only on the spots he likes, and is quick to tell you when he’s done. He’s also extremely popular with the ladies of the herd!


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In Stanley'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 Stanley.

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Help in the care and support of Stanley 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.