The Gentle Barn Foundation

by Rebecca on April 13, 2010

in Animal Stories

The Gentle Barn is a farm in Santa Clarita that rescues severely abused animals and gives them a forever home filled with endless amounts of love. They have programs for at risk youth, disabled people, school kids – to teach them unconditional love, acceptance, etc. They are definitely angels here on earth! If you aren’t on Facebook – you can check them out at their website at: www.gentlebarn.org.

Here’s more information from their website:

The 120 farm animals that reside at The Gentle Barn have all been rescued from severe abuse. They have been rehabilitated with deep tissue massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, western medicine, herbs, nutritional supplements, top quality feed, and countless hours in the arms of our staff. They have regained their trust in humankind by realizing that they are now loved, and their abuse is over. Because of their ongoing physical and psychological needs, they can’t be adopted and are given sanctuary with us for the rest of their lives. We are home to horses, donkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, llamas, dogs, and cats. We believe that everyone deserves a chance at life, regardless if they are blind, crippled, deformed, sick, wounded, or just old. At The Gentle Barn, the animals leave when they are done, not when someone is done with them! Because we are home to the abused animals that no one else would take in, their treatment and rehabilitation is extremely expensive. But it is worth it to see them smile again, to hear them purr, to watch their eyes light up, to feel them cuddle in your lap, and to see them play with new life and new hope. Once rehabilitated, the animals become ambassadors, teaching children about the magic and grace of these precious beings.

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