Posted on Dec 06, 2018
By Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn
This summer was very exciting when we focused all our efforts together with your generosity into opening a Nashville location, bringing our animals to their forever home, and rescuing more animals who had nowhere else to go. The Nashville Gentle Barn is gorgeous, staffed, and our programs for the community are up and running. But after spending most of our resources in opening another location, we are now in a period of recuperation. We would normally get back on our feet pretty quickly during this time of end-of-year giving, but, we were hit with many other pressing needs all at the same time, and need your help!
Winter hit early in Tennessee this year, and before we knew it, we were hit with freezing temperatures and biting winds. We immediately got blankets for the horses, extra straw for the pigs and chickens, and heaters for all the stalls. But our current electricity cannot handle all the heaters at the same time. And there are some openings in the barn that let in the cold. We took many bids and found a company who could insulate the barn and redo the electricity. Please donate today and help us winterize the barn and allow the animals who have had suffered lives before coming to us, to have the lives they deserve; that all animals deserve!
Thank you for being our partner in saving lives!!! We will save animals from horrendous circumstances, drive them home, and rehabilitate them. We will read and sing to them, and hold them in our arms. We will teach them to trust, heal their broken bodies, and give them a home and a family. We will clean up after them, give them the cleanest water, and freshest hay. We will give them a purpose as ambassadors to open people’s hearts to all animals. We will work with them to connect children to animals and nature. We will share their stories on social media to radiate hope to the whole world. We will support their mobility and comfort when they are seniors. And when it is their time to transition, we will be with them so they have dignity, hold them so they are not afraid, and whisper I love you’s in their ears so they know how much they mattered. But we need your support to do it!
Please donate to the Gentle Barn today and help us care for our 200 rescued animals and help us be here for even more animals in 2019; they are depending on us all!