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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"Because Animals is a small company with a big mission: to create nutritious pet food without ever harming any animals or the environment. We believe that factory farming has no place in pet nutrition, which is why all of Because Animals' products are made without slaughtering animals. "

"Our ultimate goal is to end the raising and slaughtering of farmed animals to feed our pets.
Until we get to that point, we are so very grateful there are sanctuaries like The Gentle Barn’s three locations to give refuge to abused, tormented, neglected and suffering animals who deserve so much more from the world."

~Dr. Shannon Falconer, CEO, Because Animals