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Victory: Angel’s Gate Dissolved

Written by PETA | November 4, 2015

UPDATE: Following the attorney general’s lawsuit, a New York court has issued an order dissolving Angel’s Gate as a so-called charity, after finding that Susan Marino “wholly mismanaged” more than $3 million in donations and even “used the donated funds to provide for many of her living expenses.” According to the court order, Marino lived in a house on the property and “the dogs paid for the heating bill.” The corporation’s property will be sold, and after its debts are paid, any remaining money is to be “directed to another animal care and protection charity.”

Published January 28, 2013:

UPDATE: 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.

Commenting is closed.
  • Krista Battaglia says:

    Please help us stop this abuse.

  • tammy peters says:

    Please close down Caboodlel Ranch! They do not care for the animals and they only suffer and die there!

  • Mayra says:

    It is ridiculous what animals have to go through, how can people be so mean, and heartless. No animal should suffer.

  • carmen vieregg says:

    Dear Sir, Please support to fine those, who weaken the minority of humans, who trust welfare activism

  • tersa godich says:

    this is uncalled for and unfair it must stop

  • ElleRoark says:

    What a disgusting and sick group of people. This video makes my stomach churn, not only from the complete disregard for other’s suffering, but also for the senselessness of it all. These animals did not need to suffer as they did, it was their human care takers that created this hell for them. I hope these people get the maximum for their crimes.

  • geo says:

    help those innocent animals please

  • donna says:

    sick and so sad

  • Stephanie says:

    It’s wrong to mislead people in thinking you have the best intentions when it comes to helping these animals. Places like this should be shut down and legal action should be made.

  • Alexandra Mosquera says:

    How inhumane and cruel can people treat animals?? This is insane and I just can´t stop thinking of this world ad the worse place to have a child that grows up with this sickness!!!! I will do whatever I can to help stop this! If you think about it, this is just ONE place in this huge world where these things happen, but there are so many more places where cruelty is the law! PLEASE DON´T LET ANIMALS SUFFER ANYMORE!!!

  • virginia says:

    stop suffering now!

  • Elise Margulis says:

    Please cancel the ability of Cabaoodle Ranch to solicit contributions & seize their animals so they can find good homes!!

  • NANA says:


  • kevin moon says:

    they should be banned for life,or sent to prison for life.

  • Manu Kerschbaum says:

    Stop this cruelty immidietly!!! Thanks to a Human decision!

  • Raman says:

    We need to provide JUSTICE for these animals. CLOSE Marino and Angles gate, they must be punished for this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Helen says:

    They should be jailed.

  • Akanksha says:


  • Helen says:

    Fine and Jail time.

  • Brenda Aguilar says:

    She should never be aloud to own a pet for as long as she lives.

  • Anna Cz says:

    It ia heart-breaking what is happening with those animals.People open your eyes and bring justice,the law need to be change and those people prosecuted in the court!! they need to know that they will have big consequences.I am sure that the person that is able to hurt animals is a bad person,there is no other way you can behave like that if you are normal good person.

  • Suellen says:

    Thank god for justice for these animals that have suffered – it’s ironic she named it Angels Gate- “Hell on Earth” would be more appropriate- People need to be prosecuted for torturing animals. Score one for them!!!

  • Theresa Barranco says:

    Only 6 months What the heck is wrong with People? These are not People they need to go to prison!! Who are the owners of these animals?? You Should be ashamed There is a special place in Hell for all of you involved!!

  • Theresa Barranco says:

    Only 6 months What the heck is wrong with People? These are not People they need to go to prison!!

  • Allison M says:

    I can’t thank PETA enough for what you do each and everyday. This kind of neglect and abuse by a proclaimed sanctuary owners is horrible. I tried to watch the video but didn’t make it past Marley and the other dog dragging themselves on the bathroom floor. How horrible it must feel when no one loves you or cares for you and there is nothing you can do about it. Thank you soooo much PETA!

  • GS says:

    c’est horrible je n’ai pas regarder la vidéo en entier juste 15 secondes !! c’est horrible de faire ça aux animaux !! les animaux sont extra ils sont merveilleux !! on leur doit d’être gentille avenant les nourrir … … ect !!

  • Marilyn says:

    Angel’s Gate should be closed for good and not just for 6 months. Ditto Caboodle Ranch. How can people be so cruel!

  • Tracey Burns says:


  • Susan Turney says:

    Please cancel Caboodle Ranch’s contribution solicitation ability! Clearly, they have no business being in the “sanctuary” business. The alternative would be to at least force them to correctly label the real business they engage in: animal torture.

  • Cheryl Cross says:

    No animals for six months????? How about jail for 6 months and NEVER any animals again.

  • LInda Lauderdale says:

    This unscrupluous woman needs to be locked in a small cage, infested with disease and left to starve.

  • E olivero says:

    this is horrific and must be put to an end, permanently

  • gem says:

    The actions toward these animals is disgusting, it’s horrific that these people live on this earth.

  • Romy says:


  • Giuseppina Derudas says:

    It is unbelievable how some people can be so cruel and merciless towards innocent and helpless creatures. I really hope those responsible will get the punishment that they deserve.

  • mindy says:

    They should be banned from taking care of ANY ANIMAL for life and all animals that are still at that hell hole should be saved. I HATE THIS WORLD AT TIMES.

  • g says:

    take into pieces this man…

  • Michal says:

    I wish I could not watch these videos. After watching this, I was really sad. Animals should never be treated this way. It is more serious when we realize that this happened in US. People who let those animals suffer should go to jail.

  • Connie Melnyk says:

    wtf is wrong with those people and why are they still going to be able to do business?

  • Adilia Anduray says:

    They need to be punished for using animals and good hearted people’s money for their own greed.

  • Karolina says:

    Sign me up for PETA E-News, a biweekly e-mail series.

  • tammy peters says:

    Please close down Caboodlel Ranch! They do not care for the animals and they only suffer and die there!

  • Yvonne says:

    HOW CRUEL CAN PEOPLE BE? stop it you fool!!

  • Katie says:

    Isn’t Angel’s Gate supposed to be a no-kill shelter?

  • Jacqueline Russell says:

    Yes, some hoarders don’t always help but other people think that they help a poor animal sometimes they do but sometimes it affects the animals when there are so many to take care of our that they can’t afford food. A lot of hoarders needed to be educated and if they can help donate or even cut the number of animals they help then maybe this wouldn’t happen to so many animals that are stray. I help animals but I usually foster and have other people to find homes for them or I help by catching strays and having them released back to where we find them. I try to do what I can for poor stray cats nor dogs but mainly they go to a rescue shelter and not to the regular shelter because I know what will happen to them there. There are so many animals that are strays or abandoned by there owners.

  • Joanna Tawfiq says:

    I am disgusted by how some people even have the heart to treat innocent animals like that.

  • Alice Valdes says:

    Justice for all victims of human cruelty!! NOW!!!

  • marissa says:

    This is horrible, these poor, innocent creatures. The way Susan Marino laughs is enough to make me angry. There is no way this horrible excuse for a woman should be allowed to own animals – EVER again.

  • ada says:

    cruel people

  • Jacqueline says:

    That is horrible ! Poor animals their expecting to be save and taken well care of ..This is what happens to them.Makes me give up on the human race..