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 Gentle Barn steps in to give sanctuary to cows destined for slaughter

We have stepped in to rescue and care for the six cows who successfully escaped from a slaughterhouse in North St. Louis last Thursday, March 30th. The story of the…

In Loving Memory of Dolly

Because Dolly was kept outside with little shelter before she came to us, she developed cancer in her eyes from the sun as well as her back. The cancer on her back had been healing beautifully, but her eyes have been getting steadily worse. We had…

In Loving Memory of Grace

There are three reasons why animals come to The Gentle Barn: so they can heal and live the life all animals deserve, so they can die in the arms of someone who loves them with dignity and respect, or so they can learn a life lesson. Just like…

The Inside Scoop: Savannah in California

I learned about The Gentle Barn through my boss at Derma e skincare because Derma e has worked with and sponsored the Gentle Barn in the past. When I learned about this incredible organization, I dragged my mom with me to come visit the first…

Miles Becomes an Ambassador

Miles hosted his very first group of foster kids this month. We started the group by telling the kids Miles and Maybelle’s story: they were separated, cried for each other for days, and were finally reunited to spend the rest of their lives together at The Gentle Barn Tennessee.

We explained…

Dudley Gets a New Foot

Dudley had one prosthetic foot which fit him well, however, if it cracked or needed repair, Dudley would have to stay in his stall until it was fixed. Dudley needs to be kept quiet and his residual limb needs to be protected and when he's not wearing his prosthesis. So, for Dudley's birthday,…

Our Baby Has a Name!

His name is Miles! After a several week long naming auction and submissions from around the world, we picked one name from a hat on Thursday night and pulled out his name. We are so grateful for everyone who donated to support our work and participated in this little guy’s happily ever after. The…

Family

Maybelle and her son are settling in nicely at The Gentle Barn, TN. They have become very close with Dudley and Destiny and they all act as one big, happy family. Maybelle is the matriarch and brings maturity into the clan. Her son brings an air of fun and joy while he explores and plays…

Love Reunited

We rescued a dairy cow in Tennessee this week. She was impregnated each year, had her babies taken away every year, and the breast milk taken for humans. Thankfully, she belonged to a family who wanted to see her retire after her years of service instead of being sent to slaughter. We heard…

Maybelle in Tennessee

In Tennessee this week, we rescued a beautiful cow named Maybelle and brought her home to meet Team Dudley.

Maybelle was used as a dairy cow her entire life. Cows are mammals, and just like all mammals including dogs, horses, and people, cows only have milk for a baby. Maybelle was impregnated…

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"Because Animals is a small company with a big mission: to create nutritious pet food without ever harming any animals or the environment. We believe that factory farming has no place in pet nutrition, which is why all of Because Animals' products are made without slaughtering animals. "

"Our ultimate goal is to end the raising and slaughtering of farmed animals to feed our pets.
Until we get to that point, we are so very grateful there are sanctuaries like The Gentle Barn’s three locations to give refuge to abused, tormented, neglected and suffering animals who deserve so much more from the world."

~Dr. Shannon Falconer, CEO, Because Animals