The Week of April 9, 2007 the KHTS Community Resource Station was happy to welcome Ellie Laks and Jay Weiner from the Gentle Barn Foundation. Both Ellie and Jay were featured on the KHTS Non-Profit Spotlight – hosted by Janice Murray and sponsored by our friends at Valencia Acura.
Located on Sierra Hwy in Canyon Country, the Gentle Barn Foundation is home to sixty rescued animals. The Gentle Barn opens its doors to abused and at risk kids giving them an opportunity to spend time with the animals – often connecting with them which can begin the healing process for some children and teens. Through the interaction with the animals, the kids learn forgiveness, courage, strength, leadership skills and much more.
All of the animals at Gentle Barn have been rescued. They are the ambassadors – each with its own unique story and history.
The Gentle Barn Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations help sustain the Gentle Barn so that they can continue to provide a loving home for the animals and keep their doors open for the kids. There are also a number of volunteer opportunities available.
You can visit the animals every Sunday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The requested donation is $5.
Join the Gentle Barn on July 4th for their ‘Sizzlin Summer Bar-B-Q’ with “Vegan” the cow as the guest of honor.
For more information on this unique animal outreach, please call (661) 252-2440 or visit them on the web at www.gentlebarn.org
The Gentle Barn Foundation is located at:
15825 Sierra Highway.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390