Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Los Angeles California Wildlife Rehabilitation Real Estate

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Animal Advocates year end report for 2014 - Mary Cummins, Los Angeles, California

Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins, Los Angeles, California
Here are a few things we've accomplished in 2014 thanks to you and all your help.

Wild animals we rescued for release

    ▪    211 Tree Squirrels
    ▪    134 Opossums
    ▪    42 Raccoons
    ▪    39 California Ground Squirrels
    ▪    14 Gophers
    ▪    36 Striped Skunks
    ▪    92 Pigeons
    ▪    28 Wild bunnies
    ▪    5 Coyotes
    ▪    3 Bobcats
    ▪    7 Foxes
    ▪    39 Rats
    ▪    46 Mice
    ▪    21 Pip bats
    ▪    22 Hoary bats
    ▪    25 California myotis bats
    ▪    98 Mexican free-tail bats

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

Domestic animals we rescued
  • 11 House Bunnies
  • 23 Cats
  • 42 Red eared slider turtles
  • 2 Iguanas
  • 34 Koi fish
  • 25 Domestic rats
  • 11 Domestic mice
  • 36 Hamsters
184 rescued, all rehomed

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 of 21 exotic pets. 

1,067 total animals rescued.  We're finally back over 1,000 again.

Other activities
  • Paid to spayneuter 42 animals owned by others
  • Added two new large outdoor enclosures
  • Gave wildlife presentations at five public events
  • Uploaded 16 new animal rescue videos to YouTube
  • Now have over 4,800 YouTube subscribers
  • Now have over 7,800,000 video views on YouTube
  • Now have over 58,000 Facebook fans
  • Now have over 1,300 Twitter followers
  • 5 humane coyote exclusions
  • 14 year perfect inspection reports from USDA
  • Consulted with two cities about educating the public about coyotes
  • 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 
  • Over 2,000,000  hits on our website Squirrel Rescue 
  • 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
  • We became a 100% "green" organization
Every year we have to say a few sad farewells. Goodbye to Mindy the blind squirrel. She was much loved here at Animal Advocates. She never recovered from seizures caused by loud noises on July 4th. Goodbye to David Middlesworth of V-Dog a wonderful person who donated food to us. Goodbye to Molly Anderson of vegan Madeleine's Bistro. She was a loving and wonderful caring person. With every year there are of course many thanks. 

Thanks to Dr. Jennifer Conrad for the Paw Project documentary. 
Thanks to Frank for all the formula. 
Thanks to Paul Koretz for banning bull hooks in Los Angeles
Thanks to Eldad Hagar for helping animals. 
Thanks to PETA for stopping the cruel "Possum Drop." 
Thanks for the hay and amazon.comdonations. 
Thanks to everyone in the food recycling program. 
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 Fish & Game Commission for outlawing animal hunt contests.
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.

2015 Marks our 13th 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'll be hopefully getting some incubators.
    ▪    We'll be starting a membership with a newsletter, special offers and live wildlife programs.
    ▪    We'll be applying for grants to expand our program.
    ▪    We expect to get our wildlife rescue numbers back up. We should be over 1,300. 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. We are also recognized by the state of California as a legal non-profit corporation. 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. Here are more ways you can help Animal Advocates.

We also have a GoFundMe campaign but would prefer direct donations as GoFundMe takes 10%

We have an Amazon Smile account

We have an eBay account you can friend, fan or donate to.

We have an iGive account

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

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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