Animal Advocates’ year end report 2011 – Mary Cummins

Animal Advocates’ year end report. Thank you to all supporters
Here are a few things we’ve accomplished in 2011.
Wild animals we rescued
    ▪    82 Fox Tree Squirrels
    ▪    101 Opossums
    ▪    25 Raccoons
    ▪    22 California Ground Squirrels
    ▪    5 Gophers
    ▪    12 Striped Skunks
    ▪    11 Pigeons
    ▪    6 Wild bunnies
    ▪    5 Coyotes
    ▪    2 Foxes
    ▪    1 Spotted Skunk
    ▪    17 Rats
    ▪    9 Mice
    ▪    7 Pip bats
    ▪    3 Hoary bats
    ▪    5 California myotis bats
313 wild animals, 92% release rate (3% euthanized, 5% died)
Domestic animals we rescued
    ▪    1 House Bunny
    ▪    5 Cats
    ▪    11 Red eared slider turtles
    ▪    3 Chickens
20 rehomed
Other activities
    ▪    Paid to spayneuter 12 animals owned by others
    ▪    Added one more large enclosure
    ▪    Gave wildlife presentations at seven public events
    ▪    Uploaded 50 new animal rescue videos to YouTube
    ▪    Now have almost 4,000 YouTube subscribers
    ▪    Now have almost 5,500,000 video views on YouTube
    ▪    Helped out at dog hoarder raid on HSUS NDART team with over 150 dogs
    ▪    Spoke against the sale of fur at West Hollywood City Council
    ▪    MaryEllen spoke for humane coyote control in Altadena
    ▪    MaryEllen and Mary C helped shoo coyotes out of the burned down Glendale home
    ▪    Attended Ratfest and recruited a new volunteer
    ▪    Taught a class for small mammal rehabilitators
    ▪    Helped Dr. Conrad with her documentary on cat declawing
    ▪    Attempted an intervention with 22 large declawed lynx
    ▪    Almost 9,000 fans on Animal Advocates’ Facebook page
    ▪    Responded to over 1,000 emails asking for animal advice/help
    ▪    Responded to over 1,200 phone calls asking for animal advice/help
    ▪    Over 500,000 hits on our website Animal Advocates
    ▪    Over 2,000,000  hits on our website Squirrel Rescue
    ▪    Animal Advocates was in the news for helping Moorpark deal with rabid bats and the ban on the sale of fur in West Hollywood.
    ▪    Cummins took a class at Humane Society University, Animal First Aid for Disaster Responders
    ▪    Cummins helped with media at WorldFest
With all positive news also comes some sad news. The sad passing of animal friends Lyle the best dwarf bunny in the whole wide world, Buddy the West Nile Virus squirrel cared for by Mari, Patches the cranky old, smelly 24 year old rescue cat, super sweet MBD skunk and old momma opossum.
With every year there are also many thanks. Thanks to Dr. Kenneth Jones and his wife Suzann for all their amazing help. Thanks to bunny rescue for the 300 lbs of rodent blocks. Thanks to all who made monetary donations. Thanks to people who helped transport animals. And of course, thanks to Vice President MaryEllen Schoeman and all the volunteers. Thanks everyone for all the love and support. And a special thanks to anyone I accidentally left off the list.
Animal Advocates has many more things planned for 2012
    ▪    We’re looking for a new house with more land that backs up to city or state parkland.
    ▪    MaryEllen needs new caging
    ▪    We’ll be rewriting our wildlife rehabilitation manuals and finishing a book.
    ▪    We’ll be redoing the websites.
    ▪    We expect to get our wildlife rescue numbers back up. They should be over 1,000. Mary Cummins is the main donor to Animal Advocates. She had to waste $10,000 of her own funds on a frivolous lawsuit from Bat World Sanctuary this year. This is also why the animal rescues are way down because she had to keep going to court in Texas. Hopefully soon the court will award her costs and then some in this frivolous case so she can get back to the real work of saving animals’ lives.
If you’re doing some year end tax planning, keep in mind that Animal Advocates is a 501 3c non-profit corporation recognized by the IRS and California Attorney General. All donations are tax deductible. Our PayPal button is on our website or you can always send a check to
Animal Advocates
645 W. 9th St. #110-140
Los Angeles, CA 90015-1640
That’s a P.O. box so don’t deliver animals there. If you want your donation to go toward MaryEllen’s rescues, put her name on the bottom of the check or in the PayPal comment box.
Thanks from everyone at Animal Advocates for caring about animals. We wish you a happy and wonderful New Year!
Mary Cummins and everyone else at Animal Advocates

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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