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Pet Orphans of Southern California

7720 Gloria Avenue Van Nuys, CA 91406
Phone: (818) 901 – 0190
Fax: (818) 901 – 0011

Board of Directors


President, Suzanne Allison,
Vice President, Kathleen D. Wathen
Secretary, Victoria Goddard
Treasurer, Gary Weiss (CPA)


Board Member, Ann Avrashow
Board Member, Mark Thompson

Advisory Board

Mary Archibald (CPA)
David Solitare

Our Founders

Diane A. Scripps (1928 – 2015)
Virginia M. Haley
Lorraine Neikirk (1927 – 2002)


Adoption Coordinator, Joe Luna,, ext. 23

Director of Operations, LaTanya Montgomery,, ext. 27

Director of Fund Development, LaTanya Montgomery,, ext. 27

Front Office Reception – ext. 21

Grooming / Retail Store,, ext. 29

Intake Manager/Medical Services, Marisela Luna,

Kennel Managers, Joe Luna,, ext. 23 & Daniel Rosales,, ext. 29

Retail Store, ext. 29

Shelter Veterinarian & Clinic Director, Dr. Emily Swiniarski

David Essex, Trainer ext. 58

Vet Clinic Receptionist, ext. 35

Volunteer Coordinator, ext. 21