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

For all animal and Gentle Barn lovers and supporters, our Founders book is available for preorder now! "My Gentle Barn" is written by the Gentle Barn's founder, Ellie Laks, and is the story of how she created The Gentle Barn through her life experiences and how it came to be.

To preorder yours now (makes…

Rakki (Japanese for lucky, pronounced rocky)

Our little champion, Rakki, had to have surgery again this week because his skin was so thin and fragile after the coyote attack that his wound opened up. After an overnight stay at the hospital he is now all stitched…

Triumphant

We have worked so hard to nurse these babies back to health from Parvo and they are now healthy and playful and full of life. It has been a hard work of sub Q fluids, cleaning poo,…

Thanksgiving Kitten

The kitten who was thrown over our fence the day before Thanksgiving was adopted by a lovely family who just adores her. She will get lots of attention and great care and she will never be abandoned again. We love happy endings around here.

Rakki (pronounced Rah-Kee) is Lucky

The pug who was found torn open by coyotes is recovering very nicely from surgery. He is in a foster home and eating and drinking like a champ. His stitches are mending and he is even starting to smile again. We are doing everything in our power to find his family, but if we are not able to by next week we will be putting…

It's Raining Cats and Dogs!

 

Rakki (Japanese for Lucky) was attacked by a coyote and lay dying in a horse pasture across the street from The Gentle Barn, Monday morning. He had his back ripped open and his neck torn and was clearly in shock when we found him, so we rushed…

What wouldn't you give to save a life?

The Gentle Barn received a phone call about a pug who was attacked by a coyote, was lying in a horse pasture and was still alive, but barely. Jay and Ellie rushed over there and found the little guy lying on the ground with a huge gash in his back and wounds on his neck, near his jugular. Judging…

Well Hello Dolly

Dolly was raised without animal companions and because her caregiver was struggling with her health, she didn’t have much human interaction over the last several years before we brought her home to The Gentle Barn. When she first arrived, Dolly would eat and stay by herself, away from the other animals…

Turkey Cuddles

Over the last few weeks The Gentle Barn has been packed with visitors from all over the world who have come to cuddle with the turkeys. Grown ups and children alike have sat on the ground, put one leg on each side of the turkey, kissed…

Worthy, Indie and Chris

Worthy, Indie and Chris are now available to sponsor! They have all gone through so much: Little to no food, water or…

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Spotlight Sponsor of the Month

Miyoko's Creamery is leading the animal-free transformation of the dairy industry for the urgent salvation of the planet and all living beings. Made from organic, whole food ingredients with a complex flavor profile derived from fermentation and culturing, Miyoko's cheeses and butter have won the hearts and minds of cheese lovers with their compassionate approach to culinary dairy innovation.

Miyoko’s Creamery is thrilled to be sponsoring The Gentle Barn this month because we strongly believe that animals are to be loved not eaten. Thank you, Gentle Barn for providing refuge to these beautiful creatures and for drawing attention to the importance of sanctuary among species.