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Court: Angel's Gate animal hospice can stay open -

There are 33 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 25, 2007, titled Court: Angel's Gate animal hospice can stay open -. In it, Newsday reports that:

The animals at Angel's Gate still have a home. A state Supreme Court decision issued Wednesday allows Angel's Gate owners Susan Marino and Victor LaBruna to keep the hospice in their Fort Salonga home, despite ...

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Tenafly, NJ

#21 Apr 28, 2008
Susy wrote:
Angel's Gate commitment to the disabled animals is unquestionable, however, noise is a health hazard, there is a lot of research showing that unwanted noise invading the privacy of your home causes heart disease, increased blood pressure, stress, etc. Their commitment to the animals should not go beyond their civil responsibility of not making the neighborhood an unhealthy and uncomfortable place for the residents nearby.
Only those who have to live near an animal shelter that does not show any respect for the neighbors fully understand the effects of unwanted intruding noise in their lives.
To those who said that complaining about animal noise is like complaining about airport noise when you move near an airport, I have to say, that animal noise is unregulated, a dog bark can reach up to 100dB, while airport noise is regulated by FAA, and at 65dB the residents of a nearby airport are eligible for federal grants to insulate their properties, above 75dB, the airport buys the affected properties. Roadway noise is also regulated by DOT, and at 65dB they install noise barriers.
There is a great need to educate the public in general and the legislators in particular about the health effects of noise. I would like to quote former Surgeon General William H. Stewart regarding noise:“Those things within man’s power to control which impact upon the individual in a negative way, which infringe upon his sense of integrity, and interrupt his pursuit of fulfillment, are hazards to public health. Calling noise a nuisance is like calling smog an inconvenience.”
Agreed...however Angel's Gate was there before the surrounding homes. The fault is not with them.


#22 Apr 28, 2008
HONCH! Apparently you have been deprived of the love of a pet! It is a shame - you need to learn some compassion.
Daniel P from Long Island

Coram, NY

#23 Apr 28, 2008
God Bless Susan Marino, Victor LaBruna, and Angels Gate. Don't kill or hurt God's animals.

Fairfax, VA

#24 Apr 29, 2008
its all great wrote:
An animal rescue shelter does NOT belong in the middle of a residential street.
you certainly don`t belong on that street

Fairfax, VA

#25 Apr 29, 2008
certain people do not deserve to be on that street

New York, NY

#26 Apr 29, 2008
Honestly, I highly doubt that any of Susan's poor, defenseless, handicapp dogs can reach a noise level of 100dB. These neighbors, since the fight is lost, should pick up and go if the noise "nuisance" is that unbearable or affecting there general health and/or well being. It is a proven fact that people who own pets are happier in life and most likely live longer with less stress, so maybe they should adopt a pet of their own! Maybe then they will understand that most of the animals Susan has are there because of heartless people, like them, who have no regard for animals, able or disabled.


#27 Apr 30, 2008
I just have one thing to say. A few years back my dog found a hurt morning dove. It was walking but could not fly. With a little searching on the internet we found Angel's Gate and to my surprise the told us to bring the bird right in! GOD BLESS THIS PLACE! If only there were more good people in this world that would do what they have been doing for these animals! Thank you
Angel's Gate for being there when I and all the helpless animals need you!

Los Olivos, CA

#28 Sep 4, 2008
Melanie wrote:
I agree with Susy. If the animal hospice can't be relocated to a safe location away from human dwellings, the town should have to buy all the surrounding residential properties and declare them uninhabitable and the animal shelter needs to install sound barriers if they wish to continue operating. Perhaps the town can put a landfill or an industrial park or something around the animal hospice. It isn't fit for human habitation -
noise is a destructive force. Its should be treated the same as a toxic chemical factory - located in a residental neighborhood. The owners of the toxic factory think what their doing is more important than the health of their neighbors. They can come up with some legal reason why they should be allowed to continue exposing the neighbors to toxins, so the town has to take whatever action necessary to protect human lives.
Melanie....Why do you even need to say anything? You don't even live in that area! Why don't you live your life and let others live theirs? The people that live there should have looked around the neighborhood before they bought! You sound like an animal hater!!!!!

Los Olivos, CA

#29 Sep 4, 2008
Melanaie.....Why are you even commenting on Angels Gate? You don't even live there. I thought when someone buys a house they look to see what else is in that area. To top it all off, you sound like an animal hater! I hope you are never incapacitated and need someone's help!

Yaphank, NY

#30 Apr 13, 2010
lisa wrote:
The people complaining about the place sound like those idiots who move near a airport and complain about the noise and the traffic, They moved in the neighborhood knowing that shelter was there. Next time before they move into a neighborhood they need to check it out first.
I agree with this statement. The people who also live by the town dump complain about the smell. Heres the thing> I just saw adoption stories and a couple on the block adopted 3 children from Russia. Thats a super wonderful thing. If kind people want to care for children then whats some peoples problem with other people wanting to care for helpless animals who many times give back more then people?

United States

#31 Apr 21, 2011
I just read the ASPCA webpage, the article stated that Angel's Gate animals are denied proper veterinary care and many of their animals are in very poor condition due to this true?

Gainesville, GA

#32 Apr 21, 2011
go watch the peta video 4/11, this is hell on earth, this Susan Marino is sadistic.

she is no better than a pyschopath serial killer holding victims until they suffer to death.

There are a lot of things worse than death, living at Hell on Earth and suffering is much, much worse than dying. These animals should have been put to sleep and not given to this sadistic woman. I think her years of being with terminally ill humans has made her insane and she actually likes watching animals suffer. She deserves the death penalty for bring so much suffering to these defenseless animals.

Prairie Du Sac, WI

#33 Apr 27, 2011
how do you defenders feel about this now...

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