Let me tell you about an organization called “The Gentle Barn.”
They’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit based out of Santa Clarita, California.
Their mission is “To rescue, rehabilitate and give sanctuary to abused animals. Through the interaction with our animals people learn reverence for all life.”
They’re home to over 160 rescue animals, including horses, cows, goats, dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, turkeys, and llamas. These animals are victims of horrible stories-starved, beaten, tortured, sick, wounded, and neglected.
But these animals 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 The Gentle Barn for the rest of their lives.
The Gentle Barn stands out because they not only rescue animals, they also work with children from the inner-city, group homes, mental health care facilities, foster homes, and schools to teach them that even though we are all different on the outside, on the inside we are all the same and are deserving of the same rights, respects and freedom. Many of these children have never been around farm animals.