The St. Louis Six: Cow Rescue

$23,180 of $25k goal

Raised by 542 people in 17 days
Jay Weiner
on behalf of The Gentle Barn Foundation
 SANTA CLARITA, CA
The Gentle Barn has stepped in to rescue and care for the six cows who successfully escaped from a slaughterhouse in North St. Louis Thursday, March 30th. The story of the escape was caught on local news, which quickly gained national attention and many online fundraising efforts to pay for the freedom of these courageous animals. Thank you to all the people who worked hard to raise awareness and funds to help save these amazing cows. They are now safe, but need a lot of additional care.

Jay Weiner, Co-founder of The Gentle Barn Foundation, is currently on-site with the cows and is working with veterinarians at the Large Animal Veterinary Health Center at the University of Missouri to provide much needed medical attention to the cows.  The six cows were very stressed through the entire ordeal and while they have started to settle in and have begun to relax, it is clear that there have been injuries sustained from the manner in which they were contained that has required additional medical attention.

These cows having been destined for slaughter and brought across state lines did not require the health documents to remain in the sate of Missouri. Now that they have been rescued, a full set of heath certifications are now required. Medical care, feed, and boarding at the University of Missouri will be costly, so please make a contribution so we can provide them with the care they most desperately need.

The Gentle Barn Foundation is still trying to determine where the cows will go, but one thing is for certain, they will get to live out the rest of their lives in peace.  

The Gentle Barn ( www.gentlebarn.org) is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 as a safe haven and place of recovery for severely abused animals. The Gentle Barn offers their unique philosophy of rehabilitating animals and connecting their stories of survival and healing to the personal experiences of inner city, at-risk and special needs children who have suffered physical, mental or emotional trauma. By interacting with The Gentle Barn’s approximate one hundred and eighty animals and taking a hands-on role in their welfare, those who participate in the programs at The Gentle Barn learn empathy, trust and forgiveness. The Gentle Barn’s mission is simple: “Teaching People Kindness and Compassion to Animals, Each Other and Our Planet.”






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Update 4
Posted by Jay Weiner
1 day ago
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Thank you to all that have donated to support the St. Louis 6. Let's keep it up!
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Update 3
Posted by Jay Weiner
5 days ago
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So excited that the St. Louis Six are out of the hospital and at their new foster home. They are doing well and will be let out into the pasture tomorrow at 10:00am and Jay will be on Facebook Live for you all to be there. Please continue to share and donate so we can reach our goal. Remember that the last $1,000 is being matched by the Backes family.
Thank you for your love and support.
Spirit healing in his barn at the foster home.
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Update 2
Posted by Jay Weiner
15 days ago
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We finally know what is wrong with Spirit! He has a broken ankle! You can find out more through the GB website about what happened and see photos and his radiographs.

Thank you all so much for your continued support, this is going to be a costly rescue!
This is Spirit!
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Update 1
Posted by Jay Weiner
16 days ago
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We are excited to announce an increased goal since a generous offer from The Backes Family to match the next $15,000 raised! Thank you all so much for your support. Let's do this!
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$23,180 of $25k goal

Raised by 542 people in 17 days
Created April 12, 2017
Jay Weiner  
on behalf of The Gentle Barn Foundation
$20
Anonymous
17 hours ago
$50
Kristin Feeny
22 hours ago
$55
Sue Konjicija
23 hours ago
GP
$40
Gail Payne
1 day ago

God bless you for all you do to save, protect and give loving homes to these and all of the fur babies! Love and prayers.

LG
$5
LINDSEY GARCIA
1 day ago
CS
$25
Cheryl Shiflet
1 day ago
$100
Roberta Strevell Armstrong
1 day ago
$5
Katie Geeves
1 day ago

Much love and huge thanks xxx

CS
$20
Crystal Searing
1 day ago

Thank you for helping these fighters!

LS
$20
Lena Maria Sand
1 day ago
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