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

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…

Goodnight Boys

It's cold at night now and the piggies need to be tucked into bed each night with a blanket and a kiss good night. They love it and always grunt a “thank you”. We love our bed time ritual, it's so fun!

Aretha

Aretha has been doing very well and even lets her docent hug and pet her on Sundays. Last Sunday Aretha allowed her first visitor to hug her! When we brought her home she was so scared and wanted to stay away from people, but I think over the last few months she has understood what goes on here at The Gentle Barn…

New Turkeys

Each year we rescue at least one turkey from Thanksgiving. This year we saved three. They were raised in cages and until coming to The Gentle Barn had never touched the ground. They have been having a blast chasing bugs, checking us out,…

Marsha

Each year we spend the month of November introducing children to turkeys. We welcome schools to come meet and cuddle with them and if they can't come to us, we go to them. Marsha loves the attention!…

We Did It!

Worthy, Indie and Chris are now in a lush, green pasture together, reunited at long last. Worthy has a straight leg, they are all a great weight, socialized and healthy; a very happy ending to a long and trying story. But, in a w

Biscuit

Exactly 6 years ago Jay and I took our family to a pumpkin patch. We didn’t know there were animals there, we just went to enjoy the music, food and pumpkins. While there we discovered a baby pig in a cage who looked very lonely and bored, so of course we spent the day feeding him and giving…

Never Give Up

This week Chloe came to visit us and we were so excited to see her. When we rescued her from the pound, Chloe had head trauma and neurological damage. Two different vets wanted to put her down and said she would never walk again. We took her home to The Gentle Barn instead and gave her Sun Chlorella Algae Superfood…

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