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

Rakki (Japanese for lucky, pronounced rocky)

Our little champion, Rakki, had to have surgery again this week because his skin was so thin and fragile after the coyote attack that his wound opened up. After an overnight stay at the hospital he is now all stitched up and is looking great. We have exhausted every effort to find his family with no success. One of the people who wanted to adopt him came to meet him at the hospital and fell in love with him and took him home to heal and recover at their house. Rakki gets attached to people very easily so for him to recover at his new forever home is great because then he won’t attach needlessly to a foster parent and have to move again.

Rakki now has a new sister and brother and they are thrilled to have him. He is getting nice and spoiled and from now on will only have the good life! Here is Rakki (above) celebrating some good Christmas cheer with his new family. Rakki’s vet bills, after two surgeries and several days collectively at the hospital, are extensive. We can only do rescues like this because of generous people like you. Please make an end of the year donation to The Gentle Barn so we can go into the new year strong, ready to be here for more animals that without us have no where else to go.

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