The Gentle Barn Rescues Animals from the Station Fire

September 5th, 2009 7:28 pm by Kelly Garbato

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The Gentle Barn, a farmed animal sanctuary located in Santa Clarita, California, has provided refuge to nonhuman animals displaced by the recent California wildfires. Included below are two recent emails, detailing their volunteer and supply needs. If you’re in the area, please stop by and help out if you can!

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From: The Gentle Barn – info [at] gentlebarn.org
Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 3:51 PM
Subject: The Gentle Barn Rescues Animals from the Station Fire

The Gentle Barn Rescues Animals from the Station Fire

The Gentle Barn continues to help ranches and sanctuaries evacuate from the Station Fire and take in stranded animals. To date, The Gentle Barn has taken in horses, donkeys, pigs, goats, ducks, and chickens.

At The Gentle Barn the animals will not only be provided refuge from the Station Fire and medical care until they return home, but will also receive all of the benefits The Gentle Barn offers its regular residents, including equine massage therapy, proper nutrition and supplements, quality feed, and plenty of tender loving care.

This Sunday, September 6, 2009, The Gentle Barn invites the public to visit, and help nurture and care for these rescued/evacuated animals. Visitors can feed them carrots, lettuce, and treats, help give baths to the horses, give the pigs tummy rubs, and grab a rake and muck out a stall.

The Gentle Barn will continue to be on call to help and support victims evacuate their animals, as more homes and ranches are threatened by the wildfires.

We have seen too many organizations and people with a lot of animals suffer without a plan. Later in the year, we will be holding a community meeting and inviting city officials to speak about fire safety and evacuation plans.

As the number of animals at The Gentle Barn increases we are asking for donations to help feed and care for them.

To donate, please click here and then click the PayPal icon at the bottom of the page.

If you would prefer to donate directly to our feed supplier, please contact Tandy at Mueller Hay at (661) 251-1594. Your donation will be entered as a store credit for The Gentle Barn.

If you have items to donate, we could use the following:

* Fly masks (horse size)
* Halters (horse size)
* Lead ropes
* Fly spray
* Large water buckets – 60 gallon

Thank you so much, we can’t do this without you!

With gratitude,
Ellie and Jay
and all of the animals
www.gentlebarn.org
(661) 252-2440

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The Gentle Barn | 26910 Sierra Highway D-8 #318 | Mailing address only! | Santa Clarita | CA | 91321

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From: The Gentle Barn – info [at] gentlebarn.org
Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM
Subject: Open and Volunteers Needed!!

The Gentle Barn is Open on Sundays!

We want to remind you that this Sunday we will once again open our doors from 10-2 so you can meet Karma’s Surprise and our new chicks who are now so big. Come see how grown and healthy the five baby cows are, brush our horses, hug the cows, give tummy rubs to the pigs, play with the goats and sheep, talk with the turkeys and admire the peacocks.

We need volunteers

We want to thank you all our volunteers for volunteering at The Gentle Barn; we could not do our work without you.

We can always use more volunteers – Here is a list of some volunteer opportunities we have now:

* Docents to keep both our animals and our guests safe and loved on Sundays from 10-2.
* A manager for our Gentle Barn store Sundays from 10-2.
* Gate Keeper to take donations on Sundays, 10-2.
* Caregiver for our baby cow, Halo as he recovers from pneumonia.
* Groomer for our horses at 10 AM any day of the week.
* Animal lovers to give our pigs tummy rubs, give attention to our goats and sheep, and brush our cows.
* Animal lover to help us socialize our baby cows.

No experience necessary, however, all volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

With gratitude,
Ellie and Jay
and all of the animals
www.gentlebarn.org
(661) 252-2440

Email Marketing by
The Gentle Barn | 26910 Sierra Highway D-8 #318 | Mailing address only! | Santa Clarita | CA | 91321

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One Response to “The Gentle Barn Rescues Animals from the Station Fire”

  1. Linda Ellis Says:

    I want that little dog on facebook but I live in Albany N.y

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