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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  • How can I possibly rate the Gentle Barn with only five stars!! I give them 10+. What an amazing concept, saving abused neglected farm animals and use their stories to help kids in need? And it is open to the public on Sundays! Don't miss your opportunity to meet the real live Ferdinand!
  • The gentle barn is an amazing place. We go there often with our kids as they love being able to pet the goats, chickens, sheep, emu, llama and many other animals that are there. They also get to feed horses, brush and hug cows and learn the importance of protecting all animals. I highly recommend visiting the gentle barn.
  • Great place to visit and show some love to these rescued animals. Give hugs to cows, brush a goat, give belly rubs to pigs, feed the horses, ponies or donkeys. Open to the public from 10-2pm on Sundays! Arrive early!!
  • The animals are well taken cared of and the staff is very friendly. It was great hear about all the little guys rescue stories. I'm glad they are safe and will live the rest of their lives cruelty free and in a loving place.
  • Such as inspiring place. The way the animals have become ambassadors for all farm animals, it's a beautiful thing to witness. Everyone is so positive and friendly. A special place.
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