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

New Babies at The Gentle Barn

   

This month we got a desperate call from a lovely woman who has been rescuing donkeys from abuse for many decades. Sadly, she recently got ill and needed several surgeries. Because of her poor health and the operations, she could not walk, could not work, and was not bringing in any funds to care for her animals. The rescuer needed rescuing! After months of asking the community to help, she was able to place all her animals except the last three donkeys. They were mom and two daughters who needs to stay together and the mom was afraid of people. No one wanted to adopt three donkeys at the same time, especially when the mom was skittish and needed more healing.

So we hitched up our horse trailer and went to get the last three donkeys so the woman could focus on getting back on her feet again. We brought them home to The Gentle Barn promising the woman that they would be loved and well cared for and would always be kept together. We also gave a donation to the woman to help her get back on her feet and Sun Chlorella Algae Super Food to boost her immune system and help her heal. We will carry this animal hero in our hearts for all times, and each day when we are loving her donkeys, we will be loving her at the same time.

The three burros are settling in very nicely. They were nervous at first, but soon realized that everyone who passes by them has love, attention, praise, and carrots for them. They spend their days playing with each other and letting us deeper and deeper into their hearts. The mom is very shy but with time and patience her heart will soon be open and we will soon be able to pet, hug, and brush her. Please come by to see them, you are sure to fall in love!

Written by Ellie Laks,

Founder, The Gentle Barn

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    March 2nd 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Clear, Balance and Align your 7 main Chakras through guided meditation, chanting, and Integrative sound bath. When your chakras are aligned, the energy moves through you more freely, and you can feel in harmony with all aspects of your physical, emotional and spiritual self.

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    May 4th 2024 - The Gentle Barn California

    Let’s come together as a community as we support The Gentle Barn in their endeavor to enrich the lives of abused animals worldwide. Let’s bring our loving hearts, the spirit of opportunity and fill our cups emotionally, spiritually, and physically as we celebrate unity in community by helping these wonderful support animals.

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Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

At Katjes we believe that every life is precious and these values extend beyond our plant-based gummies. As part of our campaign featuring rescued animals, we’re honored to join hands with The Gentle Barn, to support their non-stop efforts in protecting animals. By drawing attention to their heart-warming stories, we hope to provide food for thought when we say: Kindness just tastes better.

Eliza Jahn

Head of Marketing Katjes USA