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

Nature Heals

As the week draws to a close, I am both elated about our grand opening and saddened that shortly after it'll be time for me to return to California. This time spent in Missouri has been so good for my soul! After the many goodbyes to senior…

Featured Video: The St. Louis Six Come Home

They're home, they're home, the St. Louis Six are home!!!

Featured Video: The St. Louis Boys Get Names

It was with great pleasure that we announced the new names for the boys on Tuesday, September…

Learning to Trust

Spending the last week with the St. Louis Six, now that they're home, has been an honor and a privilege. Many of their fans and supporters were worried that the transport would be traumatic or set them back, but it actually was quite the opposite. It was the very first time Chico and his…

Featured Video: Sand for the Cow Barn

We got sand for the cow barn today (9/5/2017) to make it soft and absorbent for the St…

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…

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