DITTMER, Mo., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The story of the St. Louis Six which started when a group of steer successfully escaped from a slaughterhouse in St. Louis has evolved into a worldwide campaign for hope. Stepping in as their last resort, The Gentle Barn has decided to open its third location just outside of St. Louis, MO as their forever home. With the seamless arrival of Chico and his brothers from a foster home, and the additions of two pigs, a turkey, four hens, and two baby chicks, The Gentle Barn MO is already a lively sanctuary.
"Having grown up in St. Louis and now returning here to open the next Gentle Barn, I feel closer to fulfilling my life's dream of opening Gentle Barns in every state," says Ellie Laks, Founder of The Gentle Barn. "We are looking forward to the opportunity to show people the power of these animals to teach the message of hope and compassion."
The Grand Opening for the much-anticipated Gentle Barn will be Sunday, September 24th from 10am-2pm, and will be open every Sunday thereafter. The Gentle Barn will be hosting private tours, all day VIP tours, birthday parties, school field trips, and groups of inner-city, at-risk, and special needs children.
"It's going to be a dream come true to see people interact with the St Louis Six at the new Gentle Barn Missouri. I'm truly looking forward to unveiling the memorial for Spirit on our opening day. We are all so grateful for the outpouring of support we have received," says Jay Weiner Co-Founder of The Gentle Barn.
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The Gentle Barn is a national nonprofit organization, founded in 1999 as a safe haven and place of recovery for 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 animals and taking a hands-on role in their welfare, participants at The Gentle Barn learn empathy, trust and forgiveness. The organization is supported by many celebrities such as: Ellen DeGeneres, David Backes, and Richard Marx.
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