Animal Advocates, Mary Cummns

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Transporting rescue dogs to other states is not always a good idea - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

Transporting rescue dogs to other states, not always a good idea - Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

Rescuers pick up dogs from freeway crashRescuers pick up dogs from freeway crash

By now I'm sure you heard about the rescue group driving an SUV with a horse trailer full with over 30 rescue dogs from Los Angeles to Canada. The vehicles rolled over on the highway and dogs and crates ended up thrown and scattered in the road. Some died instantly, others were injured so badly they had to be euthanized and still others ran away in fear and are lost in the area. Below is a news article with video. You don't see the roll over or any injured or dead animals. Police believe the cause was driver error most likely fatigue.

From the article, "Two women were reportedly driving to Edmonton from Los Angeles — hauling a horse trailer filled with 30 rescue dogs — when they lost control of their SUV. It happened roughly two kilometres south of the Olds overpass on Highway 2 around 7 a.m. Saturday, according to officials. Three dogs were killed and several others wounded. “There were dogs all over the highway. Some were dead, some were not moving, some were unconscious,” said April Oakes."

http://globalnews.ca/news/1562051/three-dogs-killed-others-injured-following-crash-near-olds/

Back in early 2006 I did some research into doing a free animal delivery service in Los Angeles. I wanted to pick up poor people's pets and take them to and from a spayneuter clinic for free. People without transportation are the ones that need it the most. That is more cost effective than a spay mobile.  I have doing this on a small scale myself in my PT Cruiser paying for all the surguries and/or using coupons. I wanted to transport animals on a bigger scale so I did some research.

I would need an enclosed vehicle with full roll cage and protection (not a horse trailer) with climate control (AC, heat) with racks permanently welded to the inside of the vehicle, cargo van so I could securely attach the crates to the racks in case of a collision with heavy duty tie down straps that I use for transporting motorcycles. I wasn't able to raise enough funds to buy a used cargo van and weld permanent racks so I continued to do it on a small scale. I used tie down straps to attach the crates to heavy metal attachments in the car. My goal was to safely transport animals in a stress free environment to be spayed or neutered and returned safely home.

If those animals were transported in that manner, they would not have died or been as badly injured. They would not have been thrown out of the vehicle or onto the road. You can't just shove crates into an open horse trailer and use bungee cords. I'm sure the temperature changes, noise, lack of proper suspension made it for a very rough ride.

Below is an article written by Merritt Clifton of Animal People who's been researching and writing about animals for over 30 years if not more. Merritt brings up many other issues about rescue animal transport such as spread of disease, safety, transparency into what actually happens to the animals...

http://www.animals24-7.org/2014/09/16/rollover-crash-reignites-controversy-over-dog-rescue-traffic-from-u-s-to-canada/

While I am thankful people want to help animals, we need to do it in a safe and effective manner for the sake of the animals. Driving an SUV with a loaded horse trailer is not just like driving your car by any means. People who transport anything long distance via vehicles also must take needed breaks for the sake of the animals and drivers. There probably are even regulations in regard to transporting more than a few animals via vehicles even if you don't charge. 

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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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wildlife brochures by Los Angeles Animal Services - Mary Cummins, Los Angeles

Here are some nice flyers made by Officer Gregory Randall of Los Angeles Animal Services. The one on trapping is really good.

Bobcats
Coyotes
Deer
Mountain Lions
Opossums
Raccoons
Skunks
Snakes and Lizards
Wildlife Trapping

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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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Gentle Barn investigated by IRS, Attorney General and were guilty of fraud. Spread share far and wide. Ellie Laks, My Gentle Barn

UPDATE: Ellie Laks' stupid prank really backfired. Many people posted on my FB page or PM'd me that they didn't realize Gentle Barn was a fraud. They stopped their monthly auto donations and would not be sending their yearly gift. Many other people then told me even more horrible stories about Ellie Laks and the Gentle Barn. Quite a few were shocked that she'd be so stupid as to share crazy Amanda Lollar's blogs and websites devoted only to me. What person would share a photoshopped image of a judge vomiting on my face or an image of semen photoshopped on my face? Ellie Laks and Amanda Lollar, both women, shocking. I have no desire to do such revolting things. They are both mentally ill. Ellie Laks admitted she is mentally ill besides an ex-drug addict and a hoarder. Amanda Lollar acts mentally ill. I truly believe Amanda Lollar was institutionalized as a child or was a drug addict. Why else would someone drop out of elementary school? Even Kate Rugroden told me that Lollar "lacks social skills" which is why she "stays in her cave." This is true. Kate also told me a lot of other things about Lollar and herself on the hour long drive to the "bat torture center."

UPDATE: The FB post was just removed. FB said it was removed because I reported it as "hate speech." I'm just glad it was removed. It's still so very odd for Ellie Laks who is always "let us love one another and only show love" to unleash her miscreant fans and tell them to share her hate page, attack me and to spew so much false shit about me besides hate speech and threats. They're as "un-loving" as Ellie Laks, total whackos. Notice I have never ever asked my 55,000 fans to attack innocent people on my behalf. 

UPDATE: Ellie Laks just removed her defamatory blog about me after I threatened to sue her. I sent my cease and desist to all of her lawyers. Now she's trying to find a free lawyer to help defend her. I did give her 24 hours to take it down but she needs to remove the FB post as well. If she doesn't, I most certainly will file. I have now gotten 32 comments removed. All 32 people are now banned from FB for 24-48 hours.

Ellie Laks, real name Yael Laks, admitted drug addict, mental illness, investigated by IRS, Attorney General, had to restate books, lied about rescuing 60 cows on Ellen Degeneres, lied about not taking an income, lived off Gentle Barn donations, defamed her entire family, many criminal and civil lawsuits, sued by her employees, found guilty of building and safety and animal control violations many times, forced to move because of the many violations, currently violating zoning, building and safety, lied about rescuing animals to get money, ..
Looks like hateful mentally ill Amanda Lollar has just joined forces with even crazier Ellie Laks of the Gentle Barn. Ellie Laks admitted she has had major drug issues and mental breakdowns. She also admitted in writing she believes in angels and other crazy things. The Gentle Barn was sued by their employees and had to settle. Animals died at the barn from lack of care. They were neglected to death. Ellie Laks, her husband and kids claim they had no jobs, no income for years. They illegally lived off donations to the Gentle Barn and didn't claim income tax. They also have lots of civil litigation and criminal. Below is what Ellie just posted. I sent a cease and desist to her bcc'd to many others.

"The Gentle Barn is under attack from the known cyber stalker, Mary Cummins. Please read this blog so you can know the truth! We do great work in the world and will continue to shine our light and spread our love! Please share!"
http://www.gentlebarn.org/blog/2014/08/28/we-are-under-attack-by-cyber-stalker-mary-cummins/

#TheGentleBarn #CyberStalker #MaryCummins #TheGentleBarnMaryCummins #Barn #Farm #Rescue #Sanctuary #Animals

This is my original post which is 100% honest. This post is 99% just cut/paste legal documents.

http://animaladvocateswildliferehabilitation.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-gentle-barn-investigated-by-irs.html

Here is the cease and desist I just sent.

from: Mary Cummins
to: info@gentlebarn.org
date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 3:01 PM
subject: Cease and desist, Gentle Barn, Ellie Yaks

"What you have posted in this blog post is 99% false.

http://www.gentlebarn.org/blog/2014/08/28/we-are-under-attack-by-cyber-stalker-mary-cummins/

It is defamation per se besides harassment. If you do not remove this within 24 hours, you will be guilty of defamation per se with malice. I will then sue you, Ellie Yaks, and the Gentle Barn. Your entire board of directors will be liable for this lawsuit. I will be sending this to your lawyers.

Please, cease and desist from harassing, cyberstalking, defaming, slandering and libeling me. What I posted about you is 100% the truth backed by pure facts and statements from your own mother, brother, ex-employees who sued you and volunteers. 99% of my blog post about you is just copy/past absolute facts with underlying documents. What you posted about me is not only totally false but extremely bizarre.

Mary Cummins

cc: Gentle Barn Attorneys"

Here are just a few of the posts Facebook deleted. When users' posts were deleted and they were blocked and banned from FB they alerted others who told people to take down any post that physically threatened me. About 40 of the other posts I reported were deleted by the posters themselves. Then Ellie Laks took down the blog post and FB post.

Ellie Laks, Gentle Barn, threats, harassment, fraud, irs

Ellie Laks, Gentle Barn, threats, harassment, fraud, irs

For Ellie Laks to post that insane, false and defamatory post about me proves that she is not fit to run Gentle Barn. I pity the animals in her care.

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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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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Supreme Court rules animals can be "victims" - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California

In two landmark rulings earlier this month, the Oregon Supreme Court said that animals -- whether they be horses, goats, dogs or cats -- shall be afforded some of the same basic protections as human beings.

The dual rulings are expected to make it easier for police to rush to the aid of ailing animals without first obtaining a warrant. They also could result in harsher criminal repercussions for those found guilty of abusing or neglecting animals.

“These are hugely helpful to the prosecution of animal-cruelty cases,” said Jacob Kamins, a Corvallis-based prosecutor assigned to pursuing such cases across Oregon.

Specifically, in State v. Arnold Nix, the supreme court ruled that a Umatilla County man who was convicted of starving 20 horses and goats on his property could be sentenced -- not just on one count of second-degree animal neglect -- but on 20 different counts, meaning each animal counted as a separate “victim.”

For defendants in general, that could result in longer jail or prison sentences, and make it more difficult for defendants to -- years later -- expunge such convictions off of their criminal records.

“To acknowledge that animals are victims of crime, that’s really common sense to us,” said Lora Dunn, staff attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund in Portland.

Nix, who was 68 at the time of his arrest in 2009, argued that the ordinary meaning of “victims” doesn’t include “non-humans,” and Oregon law defines animals as the property of their human owners.

In State vs. Linda Fessenden and Teresa Dicke, the supreme court found that
a sheriff’s deputy was legally justified in 2010 in rushing onto a Douglas County pasture to get medical help for a horse that was so malnourished every one of its ribs was showing. The state's high court ruled that the deputy, who thought the horse was in immediate danger of falling and dying, didn’t need a warrant to step onto private property and get the animal to a veterinarian.

As Nix had argued, Fessenden and Dicke also argued that state law defines animals as property -- and police should first have to obtain a warrant before bursting onto private property to prevent harm to property.

The high court agreed that animals are still defined by law as “property.” But the court ruled that the deputy didn’t violate the constitutional search and seizure rights of its two owners because “exigent circumstance” existed -- that is that swift action was required to prevent harm to people or to property.

The deputy estimated it would take four to eight hours to obtain the warrant, and by then, it might not be possible to save the horse.

“We get calls every day from law enforcement in Oregon and other states that say ‘I need help right now. These animals are on the brink of death’ -- whether it’s a hoarding case with cats or dogs in a puppy mill or horses that are starving,” said Dunn of the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

“Absolutely, we recommend ‘Get a warrant if you can,’” Dunn said. “Because we don’t want to deal with these constitutional issues down the line.”

Rest is here

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2014/08/animals_can_be_victims_just_li.html

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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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Reuniting, rescuing baby squirrels - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California, real estate

Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California, squirrel rescue, squirrel reunite

We get quite a few of these a week but I'll just share one. A woman found some baby squirrels and with the help of our website reunited them with their mother. Please, share this so others can reunite baby squirrels. It's our second baby squirrel season and everyone is getting full. Every baby reunited is a baby saved.

"I want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU for posting the page about reuniting baby squirrels with their mother.  My cat, Russy, brought one of them to me this morning unhurt...he was so gentle.  I took the baby into a dishtowel and stood, mind racing, what should I do now?  I heard an adult squirrel raising cain over by the fence, so I figured that was the mama, knowing her baby had fallen from the nest.  I went to investigate and found another one, my other cat Pee-Wee was touching its tail and making it squeal.  I picked up that baby and put it in the towel with the other and they cuddled up. Neither baby seemed to be hurt, which was just amazing to me.

My first thought was to take them to the vet...then I thought, No, they're so busy out there...Google the problem.  So I did.  and I clicked on your page and did everything you said to do.  I found a box, rigged it with twine so I could tie it to sturdy branches in a dogwood tree next to the big maple nesting tree.  Then, was the task of getting the babies to turn loose of the towel so I could put them on the leaves I'd put in the box for them.  they held on to
the towel, then they held on to my fingers, and I just teared up...little babies, so vulnerable and trusting..

Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California, squirrel rescue, squirrel reunite


I left them but have been coming back to check on them about every 2 hours today.  At 3:30 I heard the mama squacking, I figured she'd noticed the box, with the still sleeping babies inside.  I came back inside and when I went back to check on them at 5:00, I got close to the tree and Mama ran about half way up the tree and stopped and looked directly at me.  I stopped, too.  She skittered on up the tree and I went on to check the box again...this time it was empty!  She had taken her babies home!  I was ecstatic!  Thank you so much, again...I would have been devastated if this had turned out any other way.

Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California, squirrel rescue, squirrel reunite

I'm still blown away by the fact that my two cats that found them chose not to make them breakfast.  My old cat, Russy, has a newfound place in my heart for his kindness and intelligence on knowing what to do to save these babies.  Ya gotta love that..."

Thanks so much for reuniting the baby squirrels!

Here is our article on reuniting baby squirrels. Please, share this note.
http://www.mary.cc/squirrels/reunite.htm

Mary Cummins
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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Monday, August 18, 2014

Kid Ink aka Brian Collins sued for vicious dog attack - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, CA

Kid Ink aka Brian Collins sued for vicious dog bite - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates, Los Angeles, California
UPDATE: The victim Garnick Nazarian had severe injuries and needed multiple surgeries.

Rapper Kid Ink real name Brian Collins was recently sued because his dog viciously attacked Garnick Nazarian (Case BC554797). The owner who rented the house to Kid Ink is also being sued along with Kid Ink's girlfriend and model Asia (sic) Azante (Asiah Azante) aka Asia Sade, owner of the home Patricia Pineda, the Brindlewood Community Home Owners Association and Fidelity Management Services which manages the property.

Kid Ink, Asiah Azante, sued because their dog attacked someone

Plaintiff Garnik Nazarian in his complaint states he went to deliver a pizza to Kid Ink and Azante August 2, 2013 at a home he was renting at 12097 Delante Ave, Granada Hills, CA 91344. Kid Ink's dog "Louis" attacked Garnik while he was on the premises. As per the complaint the "Plaintiff suffered severe physical injuries to his hands, arms, legs, face, and other body parts." Plaintiff needed extensive medical care and hospital treatment. The injury has affected his ability to work. To have caused such severe injures I would bet this is a molosser breed, most likely a pitbull. Information, data, research, cases of dog bite attacks are here http://www.dogsbite.org .

According to the complaint the dog "Louie" had "an unusually dangerous nature including a tendency to attack humans." Plaintiff states Defendants did not restrain Louie or warn him about his dangerous tendency. Not very wise to not restrain your dog when a stranger shows up at the door.

Plaintiff's attorney is Anthony Koushan, State Bar # 165151, 301 N Canon #218, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 552-9596.

Full complaint is here.
http://animaladvocates.us/kid_ink_dog_bite_lawsuit.pdf

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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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud | Animal Legal Defense Fund

Animal Legal Defense Fund Demands Investigation of Morro Bay Aquarium for Tax Fraud | Animal Legal Defense Fund

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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