Living in Santa Clarita, I know all about The Gentle Barn. Considering it’s only about 15 minutes away from my house, we’ve been there several times. The Gentle Barn was founded in 1999 and currently makes it’s home on 1/2 acre in Santa Clarita, California. It is home to 130 animals who were rescued from abuse, neglect or slaughter. The animals are taken care of, rehabilitated and then they live out the remainder of their lives on the property. If that was all this charitable organization did, it would be more than enough. But that isn’t all they do.
The Gentle Barn has opened it’s doors to help troubled kids, foster kids, kids from the inner city and has become a favorite place for locals to host birthday parties and school field trips. This place is truly a wonder and I highly recommend planning a visit. They are open to the public on Sundays from 10am – 2pm and they ask for a $5 per person donation to help with the upkeep of the animals.
The Gentle Barn has a mission to open other Barns in other areas as well. But they can’t do it alone. They rely solely on donations and they have many ways to get involved. You can donate monetarily, of course, but you can also sponsor an animal or volunteer at the Barn itself. Please check the website to see all the ways you can help.