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

Opening Missouri

We're back in Missouri, working on the last touches to the property, barns and fences to bring the St. Louis Six home, to rescue more animals, and to open our doors to the community. We accomplished so much in August, but have so…

LIFE

We just celebrated The Gentle Barn’s eighteenth anniversary. Eighteen is not usually a milestone year, compared to fifteen or twenty, which is much more celebrated. To me, though, this eighteenth year has extra special significance: In Jewish numerology, eighteen stands for life. Jewish philanthropists…

Eighteen Years

What began as a childhood fantasy and a temper tantrum to my parents has now blossomed into so much more than I had ever hoped. Rescuing animals has always been something that just ran through my veins. From the time I could walk it was not something that I chose to do, it was something I had…

The Unseen

When I was a child I often felt unseen. I have always had a sensitive heart and the people around me loved to tease me for it. My brothers would dangle spiders in front of me, threatening to harm them as I frantically tried to save them. That made…

Featured Video: Progress in Missouri

This weekend in St Louis, with the help of amazing volunteers, we fenced our largest…

Featured Video: Fence Project #2 DONE

Missouri fence project number 2 DONE!!! Thank you for enabling us to do this work!

The Spirit of St. Louis

As I write this I'm sitting on the edge of our pond in Missouri and my heart swells with joy to be creating our third Gentle Barn and making a home for Chico and his brothers. After being raised as objects, sent to their deaths,…

Featured Video: Day 1 in Missouri

Day 1 in Missouri: This place is heaven! We got a lot done today to set up the house…

In Missouri

This week Jay and I headed to St Louis, Missouri to create our third Gentle Barn! I am so happy that my little childhood dream, created in my small backyard eighteen years ago, is now in three states. Sometimes I am going through my day and…

Featured Video: Goats Are Family

After being at our Sun Chlorella Healing Center recovering from an abscess, Emily returns and gets a huge welcome from her friends and family.

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Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

MyChelle formulates clean, advanced skincare products with peptides, plant stem cells, antioxidants and retinoids that enhance skin's natural appearance. MyChelle is proudly co-sponsoring The Gentle Barn 20th Anniversary Celebration along with CRYSTAL™

Martin Floreani - CEO and President of MyChelle Dermaceuticals and Crystal Deodorant “Our company was started based on the concept that we could develop better-for-you products. Products that help people make better choices for themselves, for their families, and society. There’s a contagious feeling of happiness when you are involved with an organization like the Gentle Barn who constantly does so much good. We are proud to be sponsors and supporters of this incredible organization.”

Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

CRYSTAL™ is the world’s original natural and number one selling mineral salt deodorant. Crystal aspires to provide a natural and safer alternative than traditional chemical-laden deodorants. Crystal is proudly co-sponsoring The Gentle Barn 20th Anniversary Celebration along with MyChelle.

Catie Wiggy - Vice President of Marketing & Product Innovation “Animal testing is still such a problem in the beauty industry and personal care products. We feel that it is our corporate mission to lead a different way, and that is something we are proud to have done for more than 35 years. Being a sponsor for The Gentle 12 Program is meaningful for us in so many ways. The Gentle Barn's missions align with our companies core values to go beyond cruelty-free, inspiring everyone to live happier, healthier lives.