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

In Loving Memory of Ginger

Ginger was already old when we rescued her four years ago from extreme cruelty. She was very sick when we brought her home and it took months for her to recover. Once she recovered, she learned to trust and have a wonderful fresh start here at The Gentle Barn.

Because of her past abuse and neglect, Ginger came in with a weakened immune system. Due to this condition, Ginger developed recurring staph infections, which we have been treating for the last year. The first time she recovered pretty quickly and easily but each time she got it, it seemed worse and took her longer to heal. This last round of staph had lasted several months and it wasn't healing. Ginger was losing weight and was in pain. The infection was going into her bones and our vet said that she was not able to overcome it. We never want our animals to suffer, so this week we made the very difficult decision to gently help her out of her body. Ginger was an amazing mom to her daughter, Lela, and her adopted son, Sundance. She was always gentle and kind, selfless and generous. We were honored to know her and blessed to love her!

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The original idea behind Fry’s was to find a way to make nutritious products for our family who are all passionate about plant-based diets. Back when we started in 1991 most people thought we were crazy. “Plants that look and taste like meat, made in your kitchen!?” Okay, maybe we were crazy, but with passion and determination, great things can happen.

We are thrilled to be sponsoring The Gentle 12 this November for World Vegan Month at the three Gentle Barn locations and look forward to all the visitors coming to meet the animals and sampling our delicious Fry’s treats. We adore the work that Ellie, Jay, and everyone at the California, Missouri and Tennessee sanctuaries are doing to save so many wonderful animals and provide them with a safe, loving home. By choosing our Fry’s plant-based products over animal protein, our customers end up saving over 3.5 million animals each year so The Gentle Barn’s dedication to the health and well-being of these loving farm animals fits perfectly with our own mission of saving the planet and all of its inhabitants.