PETA has learned that Casey, a young, paralyzed St. Bernard,
died recently at Angel’s
reportedly after suffering from a long-term urinary tract infection. Casey
spent most of her short life at the mercy of Susan Marino—the founder and
operator of the hellhole, which continues to keep hundreds of ailing and
disabled animals in conditions that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Marino
faces criminal cruelty-to-animals
and other charges;
her next court date is March 20. We will be there.
Casey was among the animals whose systemic neglect we
documented in its undercover investigation of the self-proclaimed “hospice
and rehabilitation center.” Our investigator routinely found Casey covered
with her own waste and confined to a filthy crib, often without access to water.
Routinely spending hours caked in excrement scalded the paraplegic Casey’s skin
around her hindquarters and genitals. We learned that in recent months, Casey
was mostly kept on a mattress surrounded by baby gates, where she often laid in
her own waste; that at some point, she had bloody urine; and that Marino often
bemoaned Casey’s “stink.”
Casey as a pup, in September 2010.
Casey was not alone in her suffering. Several of the animals
whose suffering we caught on video have since died, including Tucker, a sweet
little beagle-hound mix with hydrocephalus who allegedly drowned a few weeks
ago, evidently after being left unsupervised. Our investigation exposed the following:
- Paralyzed animals had bleeding ulcers from being
forced to drag themselves around.
- Animals suffered from urine scald from being
left in waste-filled diapers for up to two days.
- Animals were left outside in freezing
temperatures or confined to bathrooms and bathtubs.
- Animals suffered from treatable
conditions—including open wounds and infections so severe that one dog’s rotted
jaw snapped in half—but were deprived of veterinary care.
- Animals endured pain or seizures but were denied
- Dead animals’ bodies were left out for days
among live animals.
- Animals were fed rancid, raw meat and left
without access to water.
The Delaware County, New York, District Attorney’s Office
filed charges of cruelty to animals and criminal possession of a controlled
substance against Marino, but hundreds of animals still remain in Marino’s
How You Can Help
Please urge the New York Attorney General’s office to
dissolve Angel’s Gate as a nonprofit corporation and make sure that Marino’s
victims are immediately
Article source: PETA Files