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. Once rehabilitated, the animals help us give hope and inspiration to children with the same stories.
We can easily give them shelter in our barns, clean water from our well, love through the gentle hands of our staff and volunteers, but we need your help to give them fresh hay to fill their bellies and their hearts. Hay, feed, and vet care are the largest part of our budget and for the month of February; we are raising funds to cover our vet bills, buy feed, and purchase trucks of hay for all three locations. In the dead of winter, where the grass is dormant in Missouri and Tennessee, we need it now most of all. Thank you for being our valentine, donating to our hay campaign, being part of our gentle family, and loving animals with us!