Written by Jeff Mackey
Update: Great news! The hellhole
formerly known as "Angel's Gate, Inc.," has been shut down for good!
PETA provided evidence that Angel's Gate had persistently failed to comply with
reporting laws for nonprofits, the New York Attorney General's Office filed
suit to dissolve Angel's Gate for receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars
each year in donations without accounting for any of those funds, in alleged
violation of state law.
lawsuit's settlement prohibits Angel's Gate founder Susan Marino from caring
for or harboring any animals other than her own “pets” and from being an officer or a
director of an
organization that holds charitable funds for 10 years. The settlement also requires
that Angel's Gate provide all outstanding financial reports. The documents are
to be closely examined to determine whether the money that well-meaning people
sent to the organization was ever actually used to help animals or instead was
PETA's undercover investigation of the Delaware County, New
York, facility found shocking, systemic, severe, and fatal neglect of ailing
and debilitated animals—but now, no animal will ever suffer again at Angel's
Gate, as Tuxie,
Malcolm, Scrappy, Mimi, Casey, Marley, Lexus, and countless others did over the years.
Originally posted on November 7th, 2012:
some good news to report about the criminal prosecution of Angel's
Gate founder Susan Marino on cruelty-to-animals
charges following PETA's undercover
investigation of the misery-filled hoarder warehouse, which posed as a "hospice and
rehabilitation center." On November 7, Kortright, New York, Town Justice Yvonne Pagillo prohibited Marino from having any animals for six months, during which
time the case is adjourned.
Since August 29, Marino and Angel's Gate have been banned
from taking in any more animals or contributions, thanks to a lawsuit brought
against them by the New York State Attorney General's Office. Let's hope the
lawsuit's resolution shuts down Angel's Gate for good and that this hellhole's
finances will be gone through with a fine-tooth comb for evidence of misuse of
Angel's Gate is not the only hellhole at which PETA
investigators found suffering, death, and cruel conditions. Caboodle Ranch,
Inc., was also a self-proclaimed "sanctuary" with a website that gives
well-meaning people a false impression. Please help ensure that not another
hard-earned dollar goes to cause, not
relieve, animal suffering by urging
the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to cancel the ability of Caboodle Ranch to solicit contributions.
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