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

Rakki (pronounced Rah-Kee) is Lucky

The pug who was found torn open by coyotes is recovering very nicely from surgery. He is in a foster home and eating and drinking like a champ. His stitches are mending and he is even starting to smile again. We are doing everything in our power to find his family, but if we are not able to by next week we will be putting…

What wouldn't you give to save a life?

The Gentle Barn received a phone call about a pug who was attacked by a coyote, was lying in a horse pasture and was still alive, but barely. Jay and Ellie rushed over there and found the little guy lying on the ground with a huge gash in his back and wounds on his neck, near his jugular. Judging…

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…

Charlie

Most of you know that Charlie and Lacey lived in a backyard for 14 years until they were incontinent and could no longer walk and were then sent to the pound to be put to sleep. With therapy and support, Charlie and Lacey can now walk and are not incontinent anymore. Charlie has become a playful young pup! He…

Happy Endings

Milo was given to a family as a gift. Sadly they didn't want him so they tossed him into the backyard where he stayed by himself for 9 years. Recently the couple got divorced and neither of them would take him, so they were going to bring him to the pound to be put to sleep but we intervened and brought him to…

Thankful To Be Alive

Every year The Gentle Barn rescues two turkeys from the Thanksgiving table. This week Jay headed out with Chelsea, a teenage supporter of The Gentle Barn, and her mother, Kim, to save two for this year. Chelsea became a vegan animal supporter at an early age. Now 15, this is her second year helping rescue…

Charlie and Lacey

Today Charlie and Lacey went to the vet to get their teeth cleaned and have their weekly therapy of massage therapy and acupuncture. When we saved them from being euthanized at the age of 14 from the shelter, they were incontinent and could barely walk. Now they are fully healed and walking strong! Thanks for…

Barn Update

Bella the goat is doing great now! She was rescued some months ago from being attacked by a dog and almost lost her leg and her life! She was so angry when she first arrived and would try to bite us, but she is now peaceful and happy here! She still walks…

Barn Update

The animals we rescued from the backyard butcher are responding to our treatments and therapies.…

Barn Update

Madonna and Holy Cow just turned two years old! It seems like just yesterday when they were 8 weeks old and we saved them from slaughter and brought them home. With an underdeveloped stomach, Madonna kept bloating and almost died several times and we had to stay…

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