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

Inside Scoop: Kandice in California

Kandice has become such a valuable member of our Gentle Family! She has been helping in our office during the week for some time and recently has joined our barnyard crew where she fills in shifts where needs and spends time loving, caring for, and cleaning up after our animals. Kandice has also been an asset during events and booth opportunities! It's clear that she believes in our mission and can easily share that with people who are learning about what we do. We look forward to seeing Kandice every week and are so grateful to have her in our Gentle Family!

"From a very young age, I adored animals. They were my cherished friends and I experienced a quiet inner peace in their presence. As I grew older, I was deeply hurt to learn about the cruelties inflicted upon many animals. I first learned about The Gentle Barn from my mother, who invited me to make a visit with her. We went together one Sunday in 2015, and both of us fell in love with the animals, the kind people working there, and The Gentle Barn’s encouraging message of hope for the world to become a better place. Shortly thereafter, I started volunteering in the office during the week and I love it!

Volunteering at The Gentle Barn has allowed me to experience passion and fulfillment, knowing I am contributing to a cause that is important to me and to so many others. It has allowed me to connect with other like-minded people and to witness the beauty of all the precious souls living in the barnyard. The Gentle Barn isn’t just a sanctuary for animals, but has become a place of sanctuary to me and many others. It’s a place where I can go to experience hope, love, courage, and peace.”


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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