We are firm believers that we need animals just as much as they need us. There is a multitude of research on this topic and millions of stories about how the therapeutic effect of animals has been known to heal. These images speak to us about how animals can heal our hearts and our souls. In this crazy world we live in, it’s nice to know there are some things that are unconditionally pure and animals are just that. We recently found a wonderful non-profit organization that brings together abused animals and children or adults suffering from different kinds of abuse, mental illness and physical challenges. The sanctuary is called The Gentle Barn and it is a place where abused animals are rescued and rehabilitated. The goal of the Gentle Barn is to not only to save these animals but also teach children and adults who come to the sanctuary about confidence, compassion and kindness. It is so important to teach our kids how to nurture and care for other living creatures. Learning to be empathetic towards animals and humans is a trait that is so greatly valued!! When animals and humans come together, there is so much to be learned and so much to be healed!! It is truly a beautiful and honest relationship!! Please checkout their website and like them on Facebook! This organization happens to be in California, but be on the lookout for other animal organizations in your area!! Facebook is a great way to stay connected and to find and support local animal groups!! Let us know if you have a favorite animal charity you support!!! Thanks again for reading and hope everyone enjoys their weekend!!