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

Help us save lives!

Lollie at Gentle Barn - Tennessee, Running in the grass

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!

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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.