Blessing of the Animals, Los Angeles, Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

2005 election year Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Dennis Zine were at the Blessing of the Animals at El Pueblo Olvera Street.

Councilmen Dennis Zine, Antonio Villaraigosa, Cardinal Roger Mahoney

Councilmen Dennis Zine, Antonio Villaraigosa, Cardinal Roger Mahoney

Councilmen Dennis Zine, Antonio Villaraigosa, Cardinal Roger Mahoney. Do drinks the holy water.

Antonio Villaraigosa Jr.

Corina Villaraigosa

Corina Villaraigosa

Olvera Street is known as the birthplace of Los Angeles. It is the oldest avenue in the city, and the original pueblo was built by 44 Mexican settlers in 1781. Today Olvera Street is not only a well known international tourist attraction, but a place where Mexican tradition is honored and Xicano culture thrives. Ever since 1930, the centuries old ritual called The Blessing of the Animals has taken place on Olvera Street. Everyone is invited to attend and bring their animals to this wonderful event. At 2 o’clock in the afternoon, the animals and their owners, along with the merchants of Olvera Street, will walk in a procession to the old plaza. Once there the animals will be blessed by Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony. Along with the colorful pageant of costumed animals and their owners, there will be musical entertainment, craft displays, exhibits, and of course plenty of great Mexican food! Saturday, March 26th. 2 – 5 pm. Free and open to the public. El Pueblo Historic Monument, Olvera Street, 845 N. Alameda St. Downtown Los Angeles. For information on The Blessing of the Animals, or to learn about the history of Olvera Street, visit the historic monument’s official website.

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.



About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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