Ellie Laks founded this sanctuary for abused and neglected animals so that once they have been rescued and rehabilitated; they may live out their lives in a safe, comfortable, and happy environment.
The Gentle Barn provides a safe atmosphere for inner city kids, special needs, and school children where they get unconditional, non-judgmental love from the animals. “Since children naturally identify with animals, we can use interactions with animals to teach children how to behave towards other people.”
“The Gentle Barn is an educational facility that teaches children about animals in a way that will change their perspective about themselves and the world around them. We want to show children that even though we all look different, we are all the same inside. Every living being has language and needs food, water, shelter and love.”
Ellie and Jay believe that everyone should have a second chance at life and love and have shared their belief with the many animals that they have rescued...