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

Rescuing, Healing & Feeding Animals In 2020

Our rescued animals in California, Tennessee, and Missouri either eat hay or use hay as their bedding to keep them warm at night. In addition to the large amount of hay our animals also need many different types of grains, feed, and supplements as well as veterinary care and the staff to care for them. When you donate here, you are also helping with all of these costly expenses and are allowing us to do the life-changing work we do each and every day.

Thank you so much for being part of our gentle family and helping us save, heal and provide sanctuary to animals in need. And please come visit us soon!

Please help us get delivery of hay and the many different types of grains, feed, and supplements as well as veterinary care and the staff to care for them.

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Our rescued animals in California, Tennessee, and Missouri either eat hay or use hay as their bedding to keep them warm at night. In addition to the large amount of hay our animals also need many different types of grains, feed, and supplements as well as veterinary care and the staff to care for them. When you donate here, you are also helping with all of these costly expenses and are allowing us to do the life-changing work we do each and every day.

As we embark on a new year - a new decade, we’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your interest and support of The Gentle Barn and our mission of “Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and Our Planet”.

Thanks to you, in 2019 we were able to provide care for hundreds of animals and help heal thousands of people at our three locations in California, Tennessee, and Missouri!

Thanks to you, our work with at risk youth, special needs individuals, people suffering from PTSD and disabled individuals continues.

Thanks to you, we were able acquire much of the needed emergency equipment and vehicles so that we will be safer in future fire seasons.

Thanks to you, we were able to respond to a rescue of a mother pig and her eight babies on Christmas day!

We are always so grateful and humbled by your support.

As you can see, The Gentle Barn rescues animals from severe abuse and neglect who are too old, sick, lame, or scared to be adopted into homes. We are sanctuary to horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, llamas, peacocks, emus, cats and dogs….all of whom need hay, feed and veterinarian care.


Meet Menorah & Her Babies

Someone bought a pig for their family to eat for Christmas in Washington. Unexpectedly she gave birth to eight tiny babies. The family no longer had the heart to eat her and instead gave us the opportunity to rescue them and bring them home to The Gentle Barn. We have rescued many pigs from slaughter over the last 20 years, but this is the first time we have been able to rescue an entire family of pigs. So now our family just increased by NINE!

That’s just one of the reasons we are asking for your help in reaching our February Animal Care Goal of $50,000! Will you consider a donation of $25, $50, $100, $250, or more to help animals like Menorah and her babies?

If you would like to make a larger gift, but making smaller monthly payments is more in your budget, we completely understand. Having regular monthly income help us too!

We know that you care deeply for animals and believe that they deserve to live out happy and safe lives here at The Gentle Barn. We also know that you believe in people, and that animals and people can heal each other… and the world.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for being part of compassionate change in the world.

For the animals,

Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner
Cofounders


PS – Legacy gifts help us plan for the future of The Gentle Barn. If you have left us in your will or estate plan, or would like to know more about this type of giving, please let us know! We have a special thank you for you!