The Gentle Barn of the Santa Clarita Valley has been teaching people kindness and compassion to animals, each other, and our planet since 1999. Owner and operator Ellie Laks had a dream to help animals since she was 7 years old. At the Gentle Barn, the stand up for the innocent, the voiceless by helping animals and children remember that they matter. They open people’s hearts with the connection to mother nature. They open people’s minds to their surroundings. They inspire people to become an integral part of the solution.
Santa Clarita Animal Rescue
We live in a concrete, violent, noisy, high tech, busy world. We have lost our connection to animals, to nature, and most of all, to ourselves. Animals are living lives of torment from beginning to end. Their cries are unheard, their pain is unseen, and they are suffering. The rate of heart disease, cancer, obesity, and diabetes has never been higher. The rain forests are being destroyed, we are in a global drought, we are polluting our air, and species go extinct every day. But by having reverence for all life and by reconnecting with mother nature, that can all be changed.
The Gentle Barn rescues, rehabilitates and gives sanctuary to severely abused animals. While the animals heal, they are interacting with children at the same time. This will be an advantage for children to learn about the compassion, kindness and confidence that animals instill in the human spirit. The bond between animals and humans is very strong. Even though these animals have been through an extremely difficult time in their lives, they still trust the human race. With the spirit and innocence of children, they teach the proper way for them to love and respect animals.
Children are very impressionable these days. Teaching them the correct way to love and respect animals is highly advised in their structure growing up. Introducing them to animals at a young age can be beneficial. The love that children show towards abused animals at a young age can help the healing process in animals.
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15825 Sierra Highway
Santa Clarita, CA
We hope you can join us at the 2019 KHTS Home and Garden Show at Central Park on April 27th and 28th, 2019 at one of the largest California Home and Garden Shows right here in Santa Clarita!