Ellie laks the gentle barn
My Gentle Barn: A Place of Hope by Ellie LaksFounder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. Some two hundred animals later (including chickens, horses, pigs, cows, rabbits, emus, and more), The Gentle Barn has become an extraordinary nonprofit that brings together a volunteer staff of community members and at-risk teens to rehabilitate abandoned and/or abused animals. As Ellie teaches the volunteers to care for the animals, they learn a new language of healing that works wonders on the humans as well.
My Gentle Barn weaves together the story of how the Barn came to be what it is today with Ellies own journey. Filled with heartwarming animal stories and inspiring recoveries, The Gentle Barn is a feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.
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Click here to purchase in our online store. Founder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in As Ellie teaches the volunteers to care for the animals, they learn a new language of healing that works wonders on humans as well. My Gentle Barn weaves together the story of how the Barn came to be what it is today with Ellie's personal journey. My Gentle Barn is a heartwarming, feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.
Post a Comment. The Gentle Barn gets a horrible review in Charity Navigator. Ellie Laks is a story teller. Ellie Laks states she was forced to sell her house on Corbin, Tarzana, CA because her neighbor complained about her pig and one structure being too close to the fence. That of course is not quite true. She was reported for illegal use of the property. The zone is RA-1 which is suburban low density single family residence.
Founder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run- down petting zoo in Now, thousands of animals later (including cows.
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Founded by Ellie Laks in , The Gentle Barn's mission is to provide sanctuary for abused animals who would not otherwise be able to find homes. The Gentle Barn was founded in on a half-acre property in Tarzana, California. Jay Weiner, who is also Laks' husband, joined the organization in She also credits animals with helping her heal after an abusive childhood. The organization began allowing visitors the same year it opened and later added animal-assisted therapy programs for disabled and special-needs children and at-risk youth,  including inner-city gang members, drug addicts, and abused children. In , The Gentle Barn took in 51 animals from the property of Roberto Celedon, a "backyard butcher" who was charged on 13 counts, including three felonies related to cruelty to animals. The current six-acre property has horse and cow pastures, a barnyard for the smaller animals, and an organic vegetable garden.
Ellie is the Founder of The Gentle Barn. Ellie is also the Educational Outreach Director working with hundreds of inner-city, at-risk and special needs children each year and has directly rescued, cared for and supported thousands of animals that would otherwise have been killed. Ellie has dedicated her life to being the voice of the voiceless. Ellie began her career working with special needs children and spaying and neutering and releasing feral cats in the alleys of Los Angeles. She started a dog training, walking, boarding and grooming business, that she used as a means to rescue animals from being put down at the animal shelters in Los Angeles. Ellie rescued and worked with about dogs and cats before founding The Gentle Barn. Ellie is also a professional animal trainer and specializes in working with severely abused and mistrusting dogs.