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

The Spirit of St Louis

Jay and I spent this week in St. Louis. I got to meet the cows who escaped from slaughter for the first time and I was blown away by their beauty, grace, strength, and courage. Chico is so clearly the leader and he is taking such great care of his now four brothers. I am so deeply in love with them and I am overwhelmed by a sense of responsibility for them. I want to help heal their hearts. I want…

In the Barnyard: May 4, 2017

Male pigs have tusks and they can grow quite long and become quite sharp. To ensure that they don’t hurt themselves or anyone else by accident, we trim our pigs’ tusks each spring. We also trim their hooves. Our wonderful veterinarian, Dr. Molnar, came out this week to do dentals and pedicures…

Whisper Sweet Nothings

Whisper turned twenty-one this week! She has one of the most horrific stories of abuse and one of the most powerful stories of recovery in Gentle Barn history. She was originally a trail horse, but was given to a rancher who used her to round…

Featured Video: Morning with the Gentle Barn Dogs

It's so hard to get out of the bed in the morning! Little One, Bingo, Lakota, and Socks are just too adorable, I want to stay with them all day! Look how happy Little One is!

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The Circle of Life

It never ceases to amaze me how when one animal leaves The Gentle Barn, another one is close behind for his or her turn to be here with us. When our dog, Maddie, passed away at eighteen years old, three days later we found Little One. When our wonderful lap chicken, Norma Jeanne, passed…

In the Barnyard: April 27, 2017

Spring brings color, beauty, and song, but it also brings a lot of work for us. There are so many things we must take care of for our rescued animals, such as haircuts for the sheep and llamas, hoof trims for cows, goats and sheep, and tusk trims for our pigs.

This week we started on dentals for…

Featured Video: CBS Volunteer Week

In 2016, CBS featured The Gentle Barn in their “Volunteer Week” piece that features places people can go to volunteer. “Gentle Barn is a great place to help out if you love animals. Sandra Mitchell reports.” If you’re interested in volunteering, working with our animals, and…

In the Barnyard: April 21, 2017

The six cows who escaped a slaughter-house in St. Louis are now safe and healing in the hospital. All of them had cuts, scrapes, and bruises from being rounded up by the authorities with cars. The worst off was Spirit who had a broken foot. His foot is now set and bandaged and veterinarians are saying he’ll heal…

Bodhi - Behind the Scenes

We said goodbye to our beloved Bodhi this week. At the age of ten, he was in the end stages of heart failure, and when it was obvious that he was not responding to any of the treatments, and his symptoms were getting worse, we knew it was time to be strong for him and walk him home.

Helping an animal…

Featured Video: A Pig's Last Day Becomes His First Day

Here is Biscuit when he first came to The Gentle Barn. He was used at a pumpkin patch and after they closed for the season, he was to be sent off to slaughter the next day. Biscuit lived a full and happy with us for almost 11 years. Although Biscuit is no longer with us, his…

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