Spring has arrived, and it's the most expensive time of the year here at The Gentle Barn! Our 200 rescued animals have everything they need (and more!) all year long, but each spring, we take extra measures to ensure that they stay happy and healthy in the coming season.
The sheep need shearing, the llamas need haircuts, the horses and donkeys need dental care and vaccinations, the cows and pigs need hoof trims, the horses and cows need fly and sun protection, everyone needs deworming, and the straw in the barns must be replaced with cool sand. On top of all that, each of our animals still needs the same organic grass hay and organic fruits & veggies that keep them nourished and healthy all year long!
Here's how your donations will help our rescued animals:
At The Gentle Barn, we treat each and every animal as the individual they are and customize their care to meet their specific needs. These extra efforts allow all of our animals (especially our seniors) to live their very best lives—but we can’t do these things without your help!
Thank you for partnering with us to save animals, rehabilitate them, and give them the care that all animals deserve.
Thanks to you, we are 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.
We are always so grateful and humbled by your support.
The Gentle Barn rescues animals from severe abuse and neglect who are too old, sick, lame, or scared to be adopted into homes. We give sanctuary to horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, llamas, peacocks, emus, dogs, and more. One of our largest expenses every year is hay, grain, produce, and other feed for the animals, and your donations help us continue to provide them with the best, most nutritious food to keep them happy, healthy, and well-fed for years to come.
Our 20 year aniversary video from 2019. Since then the animals needs and the trying times of COVID have made things even harder for our organization. That said our doors have been able to reopen and hearts and minds are being changed everyday.