The Gentle Barn is an animal sanctuary in Santa Clarita, California. Ellie Laks started the nonprofit organization in 1999 when she began rescuing animals from children’s petting zoos.
Now, The Gentle Barn is a safe haven for all types of animals: cows, horses, chickens, pigs, to name a few. Ellie and her partner Jay Weiner care for the animals along with volunteers and staff.
Have you ever heard of having a bodyguard for a cow? Have you ever wondered what a cow’s tongue feels like? For answers to these questions and more, take a look at what happens when Zoe Hewitt visits The Gentle Barn: