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

Finding Grace

Before we rescued her, Grace was crippled by a large bull and could not walk. She had a broken pelvis and could only drag herself by her elbows. After months of trying to get her to stand, the agricultural school was going to send her to auction when we intervened and brought her home instead.…

Recovery

Athena was rescued from a horrendous cruelty case a few years ago. She has been at our Sun Chlorella Healing Center with the other cows we rescued at the same time, gaining weight and recovering physically. She is now in great physical health, but emotionally she has been frozen in the same place…

The Cross I Bear

While in Tennessee Jay and I met some cows on a cattle ranch. They were terribly afraid of people. As we walked through their pasture, their eyes were wide with fear, the matriarch trying to figure out why we were there, and, attempting to reassure her family.

They followed behind…

Homage to my greatest teacher

This month marks the 3rd anniversary of Buddha’s transition, but it feels like yesterday. Buddha was my partner, my teacher, my confidante, and my friend, and when she left it was by far the most painful thing that has ever happened to me. I know she is still with me in spirit and…

Dudley Do Right

It was so great to spend time with Dudley and all his pals this week in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dudley is doing amazingly well: his prosthesis fits like a glove, he is playing, running, exploring, and loving life. He is madly in love with his girl, Destiny, and the two of them are inseparable.…

Gentle Barn Concerns for our future

We heard about him through several people asking us on our social media if we could help him. The news article explained that ‘Red Box’ was being raised as part of a school FFA project. The project was that the kids would help care for him, feed him, clean after him, halter train him, take him…

Gentle Barn in the News

Dudley is being followed by thousands of people from all over the world and has been written about in many newspapers and magazines world wide. Why is he so adored? Read this article in the Natural Awakenings magazine and find out!

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Hugging Saints

               

Our newly rescued calves in California have settled in, become friends with all the animals, and have figured out their job here at The Gentle Barn. They love chewing and licking on all of us, exploring and playing, but when we have visitors…

Dudley Found Love

         

Dudley has had a long and amazing adventure, and is finally home at The Second Gentle Barn in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has a prosthetic foot that fits him perfectly and he spends his…

A Mother's Tears

                                    

A while ago we were in a hospital with one of our animals and met a cow there that made a lasting impression on us and I just had to tell her story.

She was a cow from the dairy industry who was impregnated, carried her…

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