Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Los Angeles California Wildlife Rehabilitation Real Estate

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2013 annual report by Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins


2013 annual report by Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins



Here are a few things we've accomplished in 2013.

Wild animals we rescued for release

    ▪    128 Fox Tree Squirrels
    ▪    103 Opossums
    ▪    37 Raccoons
    ▪    33 California Ground Squirrels
    ▪    11 Gophers
    ▪    18 Striped Skunks
    ▪    76 Pigeons
    ▪    22 Wild bunnies
    ▪    6 Coyotes
    ▪   3 Bobcats
    ▪   7 Foxes
    ▪    34 Rats
    ▪    32 Mice
    ▪    16 Pip bats
    ▪    19 Hoary bats
    ▪    27 California myotis bats

571 wild animals, 94% release rate (2% euthanized, 4% died)

Domestic animals we rescued
  • 5 House Bunnies
  • 11 Cats
  • 27 Red eared slider turtles
  • 7 Iguanas
  • 72 Koi fish
  • 22 Domestic rats
  • 13 Domestic mice
  • 7 Hamsters
  • 2 Parakeets
166 rescued, all rehomed except the one cat Lily which is currently available

Exotic pets transported out of state

We have permission to bail exotic pocket pets for transport out of the state. We bailed and arranged for transport 17 exotic pets.

754 total animals rescued.

Other activities
  • Animal Advocates received the 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits
  • Paid to spayneuter 23 animals owned by others
  • Added five new large outdoor enclosures thanks to a very generous grant
  • Gave wildlife presentations at seven public events
  • Uploaded 35 new animal rescue videos to YouTube
  • Now have over 4,500 YouTube subscribers
  • Now have over 7,100,000 video views on YouTube
  • Now have over 51,000 Facebook fans
  • 3 humane coyote exclusions
  • Consulted with three cities about educating the public about coyotes
  • Helped with the CHULA Mayor convention
  • Taught a class for small mammal rehabilitators
  • Responded to over 1,000 emails asking for animal advice/help from all over the world
  • Responded to over 1,100 phone calls asking for animal advice/help
  • Over 500,000 hits on our website Animal Advocates http://www.AnimalAdvocates.us
  • Over 2,000,000  hits on our website Squirrel Rescue http://www.mary.cc/squirrels
  • We were approved for our new native species exhibiting permit by Fish & Wildlife
  • Were named top non-profit by LA Business Journal
  • We are an approved rescue by Adopt-a-pet.com for 2013
  • We were interviewed by a seven year old girl for her school report on skunks
  • We were part of the "We Love Wildlife Campaign" for the the US Attorney of California
  • We gave a presentation on animal cruelty investigations to Animal Defense League

Every year we have to say a few sad farewells. Goodbye to Mari Shepherd who was a wonderful volunteer and Porsche the squirrel may she rest in peace. With every year there are of course many thanks.

Thanks to Dr. Kenneth Jones and his wife Suzann for all their amazing help.
Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Conrad for the Paw Project documentary.
Thanks to Lockwood Animal Rescue Center who took Sirhan the wolf.
Thanks to Bob Barker for helping them.
Thanks to all who made monetary donations especially to pay the ransom for Dexter opossum and the raccoon that was being prepared to be used for pitbull fighting bait.
Thanks to Jenny for our new Prius rescue mobile.
Thanks to Franco for help dealing with our car.
Thanks to Eldad Hagar for helping animals and us.
Thanks to PETA for trying to stop the "Possum Drop."
Thanks for the hay and amazon.com donations.
Thanks to everyone in the food recycling program.
Thanks to Russ Berger for rescuing a squirrel from his car.
Thanks to Brenda Barnette for allowing us to pickup wildlife from the shelters.
Thanks to new Mayor Eric Garcetti for all his help with animals.
Thanks to Governor Brown for allowing us to rehab mountain lions.
Thanks to people who helped transport animals.
Thanks to all the volunteers. Thanks everyone for all the love and support. And a special thanks to anyone I accidentally left off the list and our anonymous donors.

2014 Marks our 12th year as a non-profit organization. We have a lot of new things planned!

    ▪    We're looking for a new property with more land that backs up to city or state park land.
    ▪    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. The economy has really taken a toll on our finances.

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 Attorney General. All donations are tax deductible. Our PayPal button is on our website http://www.AnimalAdvocates.us 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.

Thanks from everyone at Animal Advocates for caring about animals. We wish you a happy and wonderful New Year!

Mary Cummins, MaryEllen Schoeman and everyone else at Animal Advocates
http:www.animaladvocates.us


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.


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