When people interact with animals, they feel at peace. That’s why an unusual shelter has been opened in California, where they can help both humans and animals.
The shelter has the eloquent name The Gentle Barn.
Cows, horses, llamas, dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, sheep, and other animals live here.
Every animal in the shelter has its own story. They all came here from bad owners who mistreated them.
It’s not cheap to run an animal shelter. So the owners created an interesting business — they invite people who want to communicate with animals to visit their shelter.
The shelter is focused on communicating with cows.
The first cow with whom people hugged has, unfortunately, already died.
She was a legend of the orphanage, and in her lifetime she managed to «hug» more than 300,000 people.
An orphanage owner named Ellie Lacks, 20 years ago, felt the soothing effects of animals and their benefits to the psyche.
So she decided to give everyone a chance to communicate with animals.
There is also a vegan restaurant on the territory of the shelter.
People from all over the country come here for therapy.
The orphanage even opened two branches in other states.