Phyllis Sullivan, Director Emeritus
For over 30 years, Phyliis Sullivan was the Volunteer Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Downey animal shelter, and has been granted the "Volunteer of the Year" award twice.
Other awards and certificates received for her
generous service include the City of Whittier Outstanding Volunteer Award, Pet Visitation Award from the Brykirk Extended Care Home, City of Irvine Animal Care Center Recognition in the Third Chance Program, and the 20-Year Recognition Award from the County of Los Angeles.
has especially focused on empowering other volunteers.
established the first designated area to develop and maintain a grooming program for animals at the Downey shelter.
This grooming program was later expanded to the Carson shelter and has enabled more animals to be adopted from both shelters.
Ultimately, this lead to the Foundation establishing the hugely successful Grooming Gives Hope Program which has been expanded to include not only Downey, but the Baldwin Park, Carson and the Lancaster shelters.
Phyllis Sullivan has served on the L.A. County Animal Care Foundation Board since its creation in 1983.
wholeheartedly believes in the need for spay/neuter programs and education regarding responsible pet ownership.
has a daughter, two grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and shares her
home with a Shepherd-mix dog and two adopted cats.