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

There Are Angels Everywhere!

      

In Massachusetts there lives a man and a woman who were third generation dairy farmers. Cows have milk just like any other mammal, as breast milk for their babies. Just like dogs, horses, or humans, cows only have breast…

Team Dudley

Dudley is enjoying his stay in the University of Tennessee Large Animal Hospital. He is getting acupuncture and e stim, gaining weight with high quality hay, and being spoiled with yummy treats. He is trusting people more and more and remains curious and joyful. After hobbling on three legs for ten-months, after several…

Team Dudley

                             

At The Gentle Barn when someone calls and asks for our help, or, we find out about an animal who is suffering and has no one else, we try our best to lend a hand in some way. This week, we got a call from a woman and heard the most horrific story.

A cattle rancher in Tennessee spent…

Dudley In Tennessee

At The Gentle Barn, when someone calls…

Free at Last!

             

Aretha knew that they were raising her to be eaten. When we loaded her up into the trailer to take her home, the man said, “She is going to be delicious!” Her whole life she had been seen as a slab of meat and not the…

Courage

                                 

Courage was saved from a veal crate when he was eight weeks old. He was born to the dairy industry and taken away from his mom when he was born as they both cried for each other. He was put into a veal crate, kept alone, and fed an insufficient, anemic diet.…

Aretha

Last week, we were visited by some seniors who took a tour of The Gentle Barn, hugging the cows, giving the pigs tummy rubs, and holding chickens. They were mostly city folk and some had never held a chicken or pet a farm animal before. As one 82-year-old woman said, “It’s never too late!” They had a great time…

Dakota Rey

This month we celebrate the anniversary of rescuing Dakota Rey. Dakota Rey was born on a 3,000 acre beef ranch and orphaned at only a few weeks old after her mom had a tragic accident. By the time she was discovered she was already weak, frail and terrified.…

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…

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…

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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