Ellie Laks has always loved animals and from the time she could walk she headed into the woods daily to be with them, sometimes bringing them homeómuch to her parentsí chagrin. In 1999, Ellie founded The Gentle Barn, an animal sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates severely abused and neglected farm animals. Once the animals are healthy, they help Ellie heal at-risk inner-city and special-needs children. Ellie lives on the property outside of Los Angeles with her husband, who runs the Barn with her, and their three children.
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