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

Inside Scoop: Patrick in California

Volunteering at the Gentle Barn started off as a way for me to complete some of my service hours for school and look good on college applications, but it has transformed into something much more. As I volunteered here, I met many amazing people and learned so many new things about myself and how some of my actions affected animals. Before I volunteered here, I never really cared or thought about how my choices affected another being’s life but after spending some time around the many animals and learning their stories, I have come to see that by what I choose to eat affects other animals like them. I would say my time volunteering here has led me to become a more empathetic person and realize how much I care for animals.

After I my finished my service hours, I started to volunteer because I enjoyed helping and caring for the various animals and meeting new people who had the same love of animals like I do. Whenever I am assigned to an animal, I enjoy telling that animal’s story and I feel as if I am that animal’s voice in the world. It also really makes me happy to meet people who volunteer their time and money for causes such as protecting the environment or helping a threatened species, this is probably my favorite reason for volunteering since I consider myself a staunch environmentalist and it’s nice to meet similar like-minded people.

To me, the Gentle Barn is a place where I can help animals that had a tougher life than I ever will and who were never really cared for until now. It is a place where people learn to respect animals and learn that they are not so different after all. It is a place where I can meet many peoples of various backgrounds who are all joined together by their love of the Earth’s creatures. All of these reasons are why I continue and will continue to donate my time at the Gentle Barn."

Patrick

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Upcoming Events

  • Chakra Meditation and Sound Healing (Winter 2024)

    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.

  • Thermal Horizon - Windsong Retreat (Spring 2024)

    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.

  • Open Sunday in Missouri

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Missouri.

  • Open Sunday in California

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: California.

  • Open Sunday in Tennessee

    We are excited to be open to the public again on Sunday, at The Gentle Barn: Tennessee.


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