Lunch with Eric Garcetti, Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

CumminsKCET’s charity auction this week on eBay included lunch with incoming president of the city council Eric Garcetti. Billed as “a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get your viewpoint heard,” bidders were told to “prepare to talk politics with Eric Garcetti with this certificate valid for lunch for two at City Hall or Hollywood location.” The winner at $77 was Mary Cummins, president of the animal rescue group Animal Advocates. She really wanted this lunch, apparently, biddingagainst herself three times before swooping in on the final day to go a dollar over the last offer. (Cummins advises me that her bids were against reserve bids, which aren’t shown in the final eBay tally.) Cummins own eBay profile says “I rehabilitate squirrels, skunks, opossums and chipmunks for release back to the wild.”

l had lunch in little Armenia with Garcetti and one of his staff. Fantastic food and fine conversation. The main reason l wanted to meet him for lunch was because l wanted to ask him how can l get animal friendly motions made and passed. He told me people should befriend each Councilmembers’ staff who is in charge of animal issues. Stay in communication with them and also speak at Council meetings. l’ve since done that and have made a lot of progress. Spread the word.

Lunch with Eric Garcetti

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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