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

Witness

Ellie , Jay & the newly rescued pups

They played for the first time! Bouncing, leaping, wrestling, running, tussling with each other, they didn’t mind us standing there and they had no fears. Their…

A Shooting Star

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Almost ten years ago we rescued our very first group of veal calves. We had gotten a call from the owner of an auction house that asked us if he could call us when he had downed calves, to take them off his hands. A week…

Nineteen Years

Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner - Early Years of Gentle Barn California

We have been so focused on our opening in Nashville that I haven’t even talked about our anniversary coming up. On August 26th there will…

Reverence

Gentle Barn Tennessee - Nashville, Property

I remember when my daughter, Cheyanne was in first grade. She would come home each day very excited about what she had learned and the friendships…

The Way We Love

When I was a child I loved animals so much. I could feel their joy and their pain. I knew instinctually if they were happy or not. And I was called to them when they needed help. I spent most of my spare time exploring…

Three Weeks In

We have been in Nashville for three weeks now. When we first arrived, we had a mad rush to build fences and prepare barns and pastures so we could bring the animals home. Then we transported the animals and packed…

My Gentle Barn Story - Emma

My story starts when I met a calf named Raymond. I was told that his mother rejected him, so he was moved to a little petting zoo area where he could receive extra care. I was also informed that he, along with most of the other animals on the farm were for sale. I couldn’t…

Sanctuary

Ellie and Jay at work on new Nashville, Tennessee property

When I was a child, my sanctuary was the woods and lakes near me. And all the magical creatures who lived there were my friends. When painful things were happening to me,…

Building Dreams in Nashville

Pond - The Gentle Barn - Nashville Tennessee

Jay and I are in Nashville preparing the property for the animals coming in at the end of July, and our grand opening at the end of August. We’re working extremely hard, but…

My Gentle Barn Story - Nick

Nick with Mr. Rojas

It's a hard day when an animal at the Gentle Barn passes... It's an even harder day when that animal has made such an impact on your life... Mr. Rojas, you were: a brave jersey cow; a ladies man; a cow that had terrific…

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