Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Gentle Barn

Located in Santa Clarita, California, The Gentle Barn is home to over 120 farm animals rescued from abuse. The Gentle Barn is also host to abused children, kids recovering from substance abuse, kids on probation, foster kids, and children and adults with mental, emotional and physical challenges. Through their interaction with animals, the kids learn forgiveness, courage, strength, leadership skills, trust, empathy and kindness. The healing that takes place when these kids get together with animals is truly miraculous!

Founded in 1999, the ultimate goal of the organization is to open Gentle Barns across the country so that every animal and child can have a place of healing and safety where they can be seen for the perfect beings that they are. Since its inception, The Gentle Barn has been home to hundreds of animals and host to over 100,000 people.

You can help The Gentle Barn in its mission to teach people kindness and compassion to animals, each other and our planet. A donor has pledged to give $100,000 if The Gentle Barn reaches 100,000 facebook fans by March. Please visit their facebook page and share with your friends. It's a quick and easy way to help an organization that helps so many abused animals and children in need!


  1. That sounds like a wonderful place with a wonderful mission...

    pawhugs, Max

  2. What a wonderful place. Animal therapy is so wonderful.

  3. That is wonderful. THanks for sharing!!

  4. The animals and the children are both helping each other heal. That's a beautiful story!