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Ellie Laks, founder of The Gentle Barn

Ellie Laks —the founder of The Gentle Barn, a Southern California sanctuary that houses more than 170 animals that have been rescued from abuse, neglect or slaughter—discusses the ideas and impulses that propelled her to create the facility, some of which can be traced back to dreams she had as a self-described stubborn seven-year-old. Read more…

Ellie Laks, founder of The Gentle Barn

Ellie Laks–the founder of The Gentle Barn, a Southern California sanctuary of sorts that houses 130+ animals that have been rescued from abuse, neglect or slaughter…once they’ve recovered, the animals are visited and often cared for by abused children–recounts her own childhood of frequently coming to the aid of injured or sick animals, bringing them home and often clashing with her parents about the parade of critters.  Read more…