Welcome to Angel's Gate, a residential, non-profit,
501 (C) 3 home, our home, for special needs animals.
Here, animals many of whom are terminally and /
or critically ill or physically challenged, come
to live out their days in peace, dignity and love.
Our focus is on wellness and quality of life. We
provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual
needs of each animal. We take a holistic approach
in animal care, giving all needed supportive services
including hospice care.
If you come to visit our home you're likely to
be impressed with the vitality of our family members
even though they are "special needs"
animals. Many require physical therapy, medical
attention and nursing care. They may have cancer,
liver or kidney disease, paralyses, blindness,
deafness, diabetes, neurological or seizure disorders,
orthopedic or geriatric problems. Still the overall
impression is one of vibrant life and peaceful
living. Most dogs and cats are active and relate
in socially positive ways.
Currently, at our home we care for nearly 400
individuals of many species. These include dogs,
cats, parrots, ponies, ducks, swan, pigeons, geese,
chickens and rabbits. Dogs and cats receive a
raw food natural diet (B.A.R.F. diet) specially
prepared by a local butcher.
Our animals are a part of the Angel's Gate household.
Most are free to roam their home and/or the spacious
back yard. Dogs and cats are not crated. Only
the parrots are caged. The water fowl, chickens
and pigeons are penned at night for their protection.
There is never a fee when we adopt an animal
with special needs. We depend solely on supporter
contributions which come to us from all over the
United States. We even have supporters from as
far away as Canada, France, Germany ,The Netherlands,
Africa and many from Japan.
Angel's Gate has relocated from Long Island to
our 100 acre farm in the town of Delhi, which
is located in beautiful Delaware County NY.
Look through our pages and visit with our family
members. Review our WISH LIST. Maybe you will
want to help and be a part of our Angel's Gate
Family. Other useful sites can be
found on our resources page.
is the Founder and Executive Director of Angel’s
Gate, a unique, first-of-its-kind Hospice and Rehabilitation
Center for animals. Marino’s vision was to create
a home where animals, who had no place to go because of
their special needs, would be cared for and wanted. Angel's
Gate has grown into a multifaceted, well known and respected
organization which has provided guidance and inspiration
to animal guardians and professionals in the field of
hospice and care of animals with special needs.
At its inception, Angel’s Gate cared for animals
relinquished by their human companions because they could
no longer care for them. Today, critically and terminally
ill animals come to Angel’s Gate from local, state,
national and international rescue organizations as well
as veterinarians and individuals. There is no adoption
policy. Acceptance into the Angel’s Gate family
is a commitment for the lifetime of the animal. Since
its inception Angel’s Gate has expanded its mission
to include the rehabilitation of physically challenged
animals and wild life.
Susan is a registered nurse with more than thirty
five years experience, specializing in emergency and
critical care, mental health, and the care of critically
and terminally ill children and their families. Susan
is a specialists in many forms of holistic medicine
including, homeopathy, animal communication, TTouch,
essential oils and flower essences. Susan completed
studies at Suffolk County Community college in 2005
and is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She studied
at the University of Tennessee completing her certification
in canine rehabilitation, and is a New York State Licensed
Susan is a popular speaker and educator. She received
The Woman of Distinction Award for the State of New
York. She has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show in
2005. She was honored to receive the ASPCA Founders
Award, 2001, for her work with animals. Susan has been
recognized by CBS NEWS as a “Local Hero”,
by NEWS 12 as “People Making A Difference”,
by NEWSDAY as an “Everyday Hero” by Temple
Beth David in Commack as “A Hero of Conscience”
and by Father Duffy, of Deer Park Episcopal Church for
her “Ministry to Animals”.
Angel’s Gate model Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy
Program has been written about in BARK, The Whole Dog
Journal, NEWSDAY, and many local papers. Angel’s
Gate has a featured photo spread in the Spring 2008
issue of Modern Dog Magazine. Susan’s work at
Angel’s Gate has been featured in PEOPLE magazine,
Animal Wellness Magazine, in Cat Fancy Magazine “Unsung
Hero” column, Massage Magazine, and Animal Fair
Magazine. Susan has also appeared on Channel 12 “The
Family Pet”, and had a featured segment on “Animal
Magnetism”, a Canadian show that focuses on people
who dedicate their lives to animal wellness and Japan’s
Amazing Animals. Susan is a frequent guest on national
Susan writes for national publications. She authored
“Holistic Health Care for Animals” for the
International Animal Encyclopedia, www.animalwolddirectory.com.
Susan with Denise Flaim is the author of “Getting
Lucky” published by Stewart Tabouri & Chang, and
is available at Amazon.com.
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