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

"My Gentle Barn"

The best part about "My Gentle Barn" is hearing from people from all over the world about what they think of the book, how they love animals, and about the animals in their life.

This is an email from Bonnie in New York:
“Nelson and I were so taken with the stories of rescue, hope, and selflessness…

Charlie and Lacey: One Year Later!

Charlie and Lacey were rescued a year ago this month and are doing so well! After living outdoors for 14 years, they are finally in a home where they are loved and adored.

Their therapy continues to support them and enable them to walk and be pain free. They love going for walks and adventures…

Anniversary of the Backyard Butcher

The month of April marks the 2nd anniversary of the rescue of many animals from a backyard butcher in Santa Clarita, CA. There was a place not too far from The Gentle Barn that was raising animals to slaughter and sell the meat to the community. The animals were abused, diseased, and kept in filthy conditions,…

I Am Perfect the Way I Am!

This month I hosted a group of 10 and 11 year old kids from a foster care agency who came to The Gentle Barn for a visit. We paired each of them up with their own horse to groom and spend time with. While the kids were busy bonding and brushing, I told each of them their horse’s story. The stories were different because each horse came from…

"My Gentle Barn"

When we have time to read, which isn’t often, we like to read books with our animals. We were curious to find out the kinds of animals that our founder’s book, "My Gentle Barn", was being read with and so we put out a request for pictures. We have gotten pictures from all over the world, as well…

Happy Birthday Bingo!

Bingo turns 4 years old this month, yay!

Bingo was taken away from his mom when he was only a few weeks old and abandoned in someone’s yard. The residents of the property he was thrown into could not keep him and The Gentle Barn was contacted to help. Because he had so much…

"My Gentle Barn"

We anticipated that people who had visited The Gentle Barn and love our animals would want to read our founders book, My Gentle Barn, but now people who did not know about the Gentle Barn before reading the book are coming to visit us for the first time. It is so exciting to meet…

A Happy Birthday

We sang Biscuit happy birthday last week and gave him a special piggy birthday cake made out of carrots, bananas, apples, molasses and nuts, made by two of our very special baking volunteers. There were a lot of visitors in the barnyard and, honestly, I was wondering if he would appreciate…

A Happy Ending

We found Belle a home this week and we are so happy! We drove her all the way to Newport Beach, about an hour and a half from The Gentle Barn, to become part of a loving family with two very sweet puppy dogs and another kitty friend. The pups loved her right away, but the other cat was not pleased with the…

Biscuit's Birthday

Wild pigs are very agile and strong and live about 20 years. Scientists have taken the DNA of the wild pig and genetically engineered it to create a man made animal designed to get very big, very fast to go to slaughter at 6 months old. By the time they are fully grown at 3 years old they are abnormally large and have an average life span…

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