The Gentle Barn, Santa Clarita

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The Gentle Barn Foundation is home to 170 animals rescued from abuse.

The Gentle Barn is 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 the interaction with animals, the kids learn forgiveness, courage, strength, leadership skills, trust, empathy, and kindness. The healing that takes place when the kids get together with the animals is miraculous.
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  • LOVED this place! Took a tour on a Sunday, it consisted of a short talk by one of the volunteers about the Gentle Barn and how it came to be. We then were free to go roam around the farm and visit the...  more »
  • Visited here for the first time. They are organized & professional. Well run sanctuary for 150 animals. Visitors can interact with the animals. Many volunteers on site to monitor. Staff makes brief pr...  more »
  • An animal rescue with pigs, cows, horses, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, and even a peacock and an emu. So many of these animals had sad beginnings but are getting happy ends. They're treated like o...  more »
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  • Don’t listen to the cheap scates that say it’s overpriced. They do great things for animals and kids. Go and visit yourself.
  • Taking in animals from neighboring sanctuaries impacted by wildfires. Gentle Barn, you’re a class act. ❤️
  • The Gentle Barn is a good place to take your children to learn about animals and taking care of them
  • You need to find a way to visit this place. If you have kids it's a must too! When will you be able to hug a 3000 lbs cow, or lay down with an 800 lb pig??
  • Amazing place. Ive been there for 3 birthday parties. It's a great way for kids to learn about how to treat animals.

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