This is the first step and is a deep dive course on how to run a sanctuary or how to correct the one you have already established. This 12 part course is directly run by Ellie and Jay, Founders of The Gentle Barn, animal rescuers, healers, trainers, business leaders and experts in running a national, 21-year-old sanctuary. If you have always wanted to start a sanctuary, but don't know how to get started, this is the course for you. Once you have completed this course, there are additional courses you can take with Ellie and Jay, to further the process..
Please contact us for more information and details. The course includes:
This class will focus on visualizing and manifesting your vision and your dreams. It will help you prepare spiritually for this journey.
-Physical logistics part 1
This class will help you set up a non profit organization and understand all the logistics you will have to deal with as you do it.
-Physical logistics part 2
This class will prepare you for hiring and training staff, volunteers, and veterinarians.
This class will cover undercover investigations, and setting up relationships with slaughterhouses, BLM, shelters, and working with other rescues.
This class will cover how to care for, feed, and rehabilitate your animals no matter what age or phase they are in, from orphans, newborns, sick animals, and elders.
-Helping animals transition
Our work in a sanctuary is not just to give our animals the best life possible, but we also deal with helping animals transition. We will discuss how to do it so the animal can go home with dignity.
This class will help you figure out and implement how you would like to be a part of your community.
This class will talk about the fundraising, marketing, social media, and the public relationship side of a sanctuary.
There will be times that doing this work will bring you to your knees. This class will help prepare you, get you through it, and help you get back up on your feet and keep going.
The more people who are vegan, the less animals who have to suffer. This class will help you learn and enable you to inspire others to go vegan and stay healthy.
*Once you are set up as a running sanctuary, you will have two additional sessions included in this course to discuss any issues you are facing and have our support.
The cost for this 12 week course is $5,000. By signing up for this class you are acknowledging that we cannot guarantee the success of your sanctuary, but we will share our experiences and knowledge with you to set you up for success. Please email us to discuss the course and/or to set it up.