Currently, Angel’s Gate is caring for nearly 300 companion animals and 100 farm animals and wildlife.
We pleased to introduse you few our Angels.
Lucy came to Angel’s Gate when she was 6 months old. Lucy has diabetes. It is very unusual for a dog this age to have diabetes and we are working with an internal medicine specialist to regulate her blood sugars and to access if there are other underlying issues. In spite of problems Lucy is one of the happiest and spunkiest dog here at Angel’s Gate.
Winston is one of six Labs that came to us in March of 2008 from LI Lab Rescue when the organization founder died. Winston is one of the most beloved dogs. He loves humans and his toys. He exudes joy where ever he goes.
Zeus was rescued by a woman in North Carolina in 2000. His back was broken when he was hit by a car and left paralyzed. Shortly after Zeus was rescued she became ill. She desperately needed to find a loving home for Zeus. In the spring of 2001 she drove Zeus to Angel’s Gate where she could see that he immediately became part of our family. She returned to North Carolina and made her own funeral arrangements and died shortly thereafter. We know Zeus has his personal Guardian Angel.
Tucker was born with hydrocephalus (water on the brain). He has been shunted twice but his body has rejected the shunt and it had to be removed. In spite of his severe handicap Tucker can eat by himself and plays with toys. He is very responsive to us and knows his name. We are most grateful to Dr. Kara Sessums, his neurologist at VERG in Brooklyn.
Katie was a young feral kitten who came to us (1998). She has only three feet. Against the advice of two veterinarians, who said that Katie should have her leg amputated, we left her intact. She is doing just fine and she rules our great room. She is very feisty but can be loving and affectionate, too. Best of all she doesn’t seem to know she has a handicap.
Sampson came from a breeder. He is a dwarf Boxer. His condition is extremely rare is his breed. Sampson is one of our working dogs; he is an educator in our Reverence for All Life program, going into the classroom to educate children and to tabling events around the country. He is one of the most beloved and joyful dogs at Angel’s Gate and was a favorite of the produces at OPRAH and Martha Stewart.
Rescued hours before she was to be killed at a shelter because she was miss-diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and deemed “unadoptable ” she was admitted to Angel’s Gate during the Christmas holidays. She is a highly intelligent, affectionate, obedient dog and a true joy to have in our animal family.
Elenore came from a rescue group and is one of the most loving and affectionate cats at Angel’s Gate. Elenore was born with deformities of her limbs but that does not keep a good girl down. Elenore has no clue that she is handicapped and we have no intention of telling her.