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

Gentle Barn: The Inside Scoop

                              

I learned about The Gentle Barn from my husband's friend. I had been looking for a way I could be of service by volunteering somewhere. So the next Sunday I went to The Gentle Barn during open visiting hours and the rest is history! I began by taking shifts in the upper barnyard...goats, sheep, pigs, llamas, turkeys, chickens and an emu. Getting to know all these animals was a lesson about healing, forgiveness, kindness and unconditional love. I have had the privilege of fostering a lamb; spending time with rescued veal calves; shifts with newly rescued goats and sheep; spending some night shifts sleeping with our new baby goat so he would feel safe and secure and I continue to foster dogs on behalf of The Gentle Barn.

I have come to think of Jay and Ellie and The Gentle Barn volunteers as family. Although a work in progress, volunteering has changed me for the better and opened my eyes to all possibilities!

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Animal communication has helped me heal the animals at The Gentle Barn and give them everything they need and want. It’s so life changing for us and the animals that I’ve started doing readings professionally so I can help others connect to their animals in the deepest way possible. I’m in for any way I can help animals and help The Gentle Barn at the same time.

- Ellie Laks