Catskills Animal Hospice Owner Barred From Owning Animals

Nov 8, 2012

Susan Marino, Founder and Executive Director of Angel’s Gate

An animal hospice owner in the Catskills has been barred from having animals for six months under conditions set by a judge considering dismissing 22 cruelty charges. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has details.

Susan Marino shut down her Angel's Gate shelter in Delhi and placed remaining dogs and cats in homes or shelters after state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit against her in September for failing to file financial reports. Marino tells The Associated Press Thursday her bookkeeper is completing those reports.

Marino appeared in Kortright town court Wednesday night on cruelty charges stemming from an investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA said Marino gave inadequate care to hundreds of animals.

In addition to having no animals, Marino says the judge also told her to get a job or go back to college.

© 2012 Associated Press