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Victory: Angel’s Gate Permanently Closed!

Written by PETA | January 28, 2013

Update: Great news! The hellhole formerly known as “Angel’s Gate, Inc.,” has been shut down for good!

After 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.

The 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 misused.

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:

There’s 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 charitable funds.

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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  • Tina Haydamacha says:

    The laws against animal cruelty of any form, are not severe enough to stop this behavior. Please redefine the laws we have now, and make these criminals pay dearly for knowingly committing acts of severe abuse and neglect against our furry friends. Sadly, until these laws are changed, the animals are left alone at the hands of sociopathic individuals who should not be allowed to represent animals on any level. Outrageous!!!!

  • Maria Mooney says:

    Thanks PETA!…The sad reality is that there are more places like this one. It is so scared and sad

  • Vlasta says:

    What happens with the animals that live there?? Will they be cured and sheltered/adopted? How could she be given a right to even have a single pet of her own? She should be ordered not just giving all the contributions back, but also paying for all the cure these poor beings need, so they get what they deserve – an adequate cure and a shelter, with respect and no more suffering (or at least minimized suffering). They definitely suffer enough, even without this monster.

  • Danusia Bourdon says:

    I am a new member of PETA from the UK and so impressed with the amazing work they are doing to address issues such as the appalling abuse that took place at angels Gate,please stop this horrendous place ever reopening with that awful women Marino!

  • ex volunteer says:

    I am THRILLED that this has finally been shut down. Marino needs psychological help and falls in the hoarding catagory. Thank you PETA.

  • nicole says:

    i dont understand why ANYONE could be cruel to animals like this! its disgusting and makes me lose faith in people..

  • Veronica says:

    This woman has serious mental problems!!!

  • valerie bassim says:

    Our rescue personally took in 6 of the Angels Gate dogs when it was shut down. ALL had parasites, were underweight and sent with little to no medical papeprwork necessitating vaccines and rabies done when they should have been up to date. ALL needed dental work done. Two paralyzed Doxies sent with wheelchairs that are useless, do not fit the dogs and are missing parts required to work. One boy sent with heart problems with no treatment. One sent with a made up diagnosis and on steroids when he doesnot have the illness that Susan Marino self diagnosed. Ugh!! It goes on and on. These were the fortunate ones that got out alive and they are doing wonderful now. Please share this case. The public must be educated so Susan Marino will NEVER “care” for animals again, even as a for profit!

  • Animal & Pet Support Group (Facebook Page) says:

    Mark Thompson, Being a former hospital staff member we have not nor do not allow people to drag themselves around the floor, bleeding at this joints or rot with no medical attention as wheel chairs were left outside. This woman had multiple body braced wheels for these poor animals and had you have seen the secret ideo (done by the volunteers) hanging on her fences for days! She also hid a few (worst) animals in a locked room, as she had an inspection. Who does this. You need to question yourself with some intelligent logic that even though your statement makes sense, it also doesn’t. God bless all the suffering animals. Cheers.

  • Animal & Pet Support Group (Facebook Page) says:

    No one is able to help the animals who passed or suffered but you can prevent more by public awareness. A very sad situation. Since seeing secret video’s the volunteers took in this place, we’ve been following with a personal interest on this heartbreaking story for about a year. The woman needs to be jailed for all the dogs who passed and suffered in her hands~ It’s our duty as human beings to educate others to exercise compassion & protect the safety & well being of all innocent animals & living creatures.

  • Animal & Pet Support Group (Facebook Page) says:

    No one may be able to help the animals who passed or suffered but you can prevent more by public awareness. A very sad situation. Since seeing secret video’s the volunteers took in this place, we’ve been following with a personal interest on this heartbreaking story for about a year. The woman needs to be jailed for all the dogs who passed and suffered in her hands~ It’s our duty as human beings to educate others to exercise compassion & protect the safety & well being of all innocent animals & living creatures.

  • Kim Serino says:

    I’m so glad you honored Scrappy and Lexus too!Thank you Peta!

  • mariabourne says:

    good that women should never be allowed an animal let alone touch one ever again she calls that an animal sanctuary good work PETA you are the best

  • Kimberly Serino says:

    Unfortunately, any bad “RESCUE” are helping Marino get back on her feet. Not only did they drop off animals after the Peta Video, but after Marino’s Arrest as well. Please “Like” and Share our page on Facebook. It is a tribute to the animals that suffered and died at the hands of Susan Marino. These are animals that she was never charged for. The story of Angel’s Gate has a long history with many agencies, rescues and authorities that did nothing but protect her. We need everyones help to stop people from helping Marino to get the Angel’s Gate animals back. Angel’s of Animals in Clifton New Jersey is assisting Marino. Find us at our Face book Page “Angel’s Gate Animal Hospice forum for the Animals who Suffered and Died” We are ex Volunteers and Staff who have been filing complaints for 4 1/2 years. We have posted other animals who have died before and after Peta’s film. Thank you Peta for ALL you have done to help the animals.

  • Kim Serino says:

    Please “LIKE “and SHARE the following page. We can use the support of people who want to make sure Susan Marino never harms another animal EVER. Unfortunately, she still has followers like, Susan Stelljes , even some that want there animals to go back to her. We are also paying tribute to animals who suffered and died at Angel’s Gate. Please see Scrappy and Lexus’ story. Unfortunately in many cases Marino didn’t get charged with so many of the poor animal’s deaths. We have been posting their stories, along with “Rescues” who left animals at Angel’s Gate , not only after Peta’s Undercover investigation went public, but even after her arrest! They continue to aid her and plan on giving Marino animals again. PLEASE NEED HELP GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT THESE BAD RESCUES THAT ARE IN LEAGUE WITH SUSAN MARINO. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angels-Gate-Animal-Hospice-A-forum-for-the-animals-who-suffered-and-died/317247465050213

  • Jenaka says:

    I would not compare this facility to a hospice for humans. It was more like an institution where the sick and special needs were warehoused.

  • Susan Davis says:

    Thank you for helping these animals PETA! But I WOULD like to know as do others what has happened to these animals, that is a fair question. I do wonder too what took so long to close this place down, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that 3 people, and one of those was part time cannot possibly take care of that many special needs animals, absurd!

  • mark thompson says:

    Closing an animal hospice by using edited video is not a thing you should be congratulated about. Nor is the polling and choking and abuse by captors of the animals that you, yourselves claim were being abused. What did you EXPOECT to find in a hospice? Dead and dying animals. If you go to a human hospice, you will find dead and dying humans. There is no glory here, only shame.

  • Avelina Pereira says:

    Thank God that the house was closed, and I hope that that women pay for the negleted, cruel way she treated those animals.

  • dore elisabeth says:

    cet endroit doit fermer et cett personne interdiction de detenir des animaux toute sa vie

  • carina says:

    This IS PURE CRUELTY! Poor babies who have to live in these deplorable conditions. BLESSSSSSSSSSS them all.

  • Kathsen says:

    Have all the animals that need homes, found homes?

  • Kellie Sheakoski says:

    I can’t even watch the video. The picture is making me ill. Thank God for your organization and all you do. You are the angels!

  • Anne Nielsen says:

    If I could get my hands on these people!!! No living creature deserves this kind of treatment!!! Horrendous!!! So glad it has been closed for good and I hope this lady gets what she deserves!!!

  • Larissa Verdura says:

    STOP THIS CRUELITY!

  • Sabrina says:

    We took 4 cats from angels gate. Susan marino was nothing short of deceptive and I doubt very much when the dust settles that this woman heart was in the right place. She misappropriated funds and none of it went to vetting cats. Shame on her for her deceptive practices. An unethical self promoting narcissist.

  • Shelley says:

    A month ago, I adopted a beagle who was taken from Angel’s Gate. I am happy to report that she is well, happy and a complete delight.

  • Sandra says:

    What has happened to the animals that were living at Angel’s Gate? Were they seized by the courts, euthanized, what????

  • elodie says:

    well done if the master is punished

  • RenaeJane'lle says:

    I commented before i even thought about watching the footage as the photo was enough to enrage me! Then i watched it’ SHOCKED BEYOND BELIEVE & These people ‘Angel’s Gate founder Susan Marino’ Claim to be a “hospice and rehabilitation center.” This is So Sad, So Sick and So Evil… Now when i hear “The animals are safe, they have been taken to a hospice, I will never again trust that they are truly safe! I will see those animals suffering and dragging their little bodies across the cold concrete floor in my mind forever. Another’ Tragedy created by “humans”.

  • Renae Jane'lle says:

    This is unbelievable! Susan Marino is a sick & twisted bitch, She should not be allowed to have an animal for the rest of her pathetic life! What a joke’ “Angels gate”? more like ‘HELLS GATE’ and that’s exactly where she should be going!

  • Renae Jane'lle says:

    This is unbelievable! Susan Marino is a sick & twisted bitch, She should not be allowed to have an animal for the rest of her pathetic life! What a joke’ “Angels gate”? more like ‘HELLS GATE’ and that’s exactly where she should be going!

  • Kerstin Kress says:

    STOP THIS CRUELTY!! I cannot believe waht they do!!

  • esme says:

    I am not a violent person but if i could get my hands on this woman, i will inflict so much pain on her. Hate is a strong word and that isnt even describing how i feel towards this woman.

  • Edith Chavez says:

    STOP THE CRUELITY

  • Jenna says:

    I actually saw this place, not all of it, but enough to know this was not a good place. I cannot believe the charges were dismissed!! I saved a dog from here and she ended up having very serious problems that could have been taken care of right from the beginning with some vigilance and vet visits she would have been fine. But now she will have certain medical issues for life. She is not nearly as bad as some of the animals I saw there though. Susan should not be able to have animals ever again!!

  • Leena says:

    Justice all the way!!!!

  • ruta patel says:

    BE HUMAN BECAUSE IT MEANS BEING KIND AND COMPASSIONATE.. STOP THIS CRUELTY…

  • ruta patel says:

    BE HUMAN BECAUSE IT MEANS BEING KIND AND COMPASSIONATE.. STOP THIS CRUELTY…

  • Lucy says:

    susan marino and angels gate deserve to die in awful pain

  • Jen rankin says:

    End this suffering it’s a complete disgrace how can anyone sleep at night when your in a position to stop this cruelty!

  • Kyori says:

    This is owfull! I think im gonna faint thank god for organasations!(2 help) and people!

  • Andra Gouws says:

    Stop these hellholes from existing. It is cruel an nobody appreciates cruelty but the people that benefit and should not even be part of our world. Remove the cream of the scum that are willing to do this!!

  • Victor says:

    Are you serious? what kind of people do this to living creatures? just ridiculous.

  • Izabella Takacs says:

    Stop animal cruelty and suffering!

  • gina vargas says:

    I can not believe this kind of things ara allow in a first world country.This kind of places should be closed.

  • Joanne Foy says:

    They had me fooled…so glad you exposed this. Thank you, PETA

  • Jacqui says:

    Please do not allow Caboodle Ranch to solicit contributions, they are a misleading organisation that causes cruelty and suffering to animals and they need to be stopped.

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