The Gentle Barn
- Dittmer, MO, United States
- Accredited 2022-09-22
- Volunteer positions available.
- This sanctuary offers tours.
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The Gentle Barn is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded in 1999 as a sanctuary and place of recovery for severely abused animals and children. The Gentle Barn’s unique philosophy rehabilitates animals and connects their stories of survival and healing to the personal experiences of the underserved, at-risk and special needs children who have suffered physical, mental, or emotional trauma. By interacting with The Gentle Barn’s 200 animals and taking a hands-on role in their welfare, those who participate in the programs at The Gentle Barn learn empathy, trust, forgiveness, and leadership. The mission statement at The Gentle Barn is simple: “Teaching people kindness and compassion to animals, each other, and our planet.”