Cheryl Phillips

GG’s Foundation Impacts Animal Advocacy with Human“e” Education Program Offerings Sharing Experiences with Children and Adults to Improve the Lives of Animals

Northville, MI – Be Educated, Be Human“e”.  Animals have feelings too.  Cheryl Phillips, the author of GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved and founder of GG ~ Gorgeous Gal and GG’s Foundation, is dedicated to providing Human”e” Education for all ages to prevent abuse, neglect, and violence of animals. 

Phillips strives to positively impact the Metro Detroit communities by conducting GG's Human“e” Education Workshops.

GG’s Foundation has held Human“e” Education Workshops through collaboration with the Detroit Impact Center as well as Friendship Circle. It is critical for children and adults alike to understand that we must treat all living creatures with respect, responsibility, and compassion. The goal is to educate, inspire, and create awareness of the abuse, neglect, and violence that animals endure, and what we can do to prevent it. GG’s next Human“e” Education Workshop is at the Detroit Impact Center on July 21.  

When asked what she learned during Phillips’ Human“e” Education Workshop, Anaiya, age 9, stated, “I learned about how dogs are spayed and neutered, and how you train them.”

Since 2012, Phillips has completed TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Return) for more than 225 “community felines” through rain, heat, sleet, and snow.  “We have to stop over-population,” says Phillips, who blames the problem on irresponsible pet owners who fail to have their pets spayed/neutered and abandonment, and shelters and rescues that release cats and dogs for adoption before they are spayed and neutered. “I try to do whatever I can; it starts with education. “

“She’s the lady you wouldn’t expect to be a typical cat lady. But she goes out of her way running around saving cats and dogs. Cheryl to the rescue,” said Bill Koresky from Hamtramck, who contacted Phillips about his kittens after calling multiple organizations without receiving help.

In 2017, GG’s Foundation

1.     Responded to 29 calls for assistance and made 49 trips.

2.     Provided spay/neuter for 68 animals. 

3.     Traveled more than 2,500 miles and volunteered more than 130 hours.

4.     Funded spay/neuter and medical care for 16 community felines in Grand Rapids.

“Cheryl is very helpful in rescuing strays. She is so generous with her time and energy, and she is truly a steward of God’s creation,” said Canton resident Mary Ann.

“If we can instill compassion in our youth, we will be a kinder, gentler nation,” said Phillips.

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About GG ~ Gorgeous Gal

Gorgeous Gal, GG, an abandoned Pitbull mix, strives to create a better future for animals everywhere. Founder Cheryl Phillips is an award-winning philanthropic leader giving animals a voice.  

www.ggsjourney.com | Media Kit | info@ggsjourney.com | Cheryl’s Bio

 

About GG’s Foundation

GG’s Foundation mission is to prevent animal homelessness, euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets, exploitation, inhumane treatment, and animal cruelty.

www.ggsjourney.com | Media Kit | info@ggsjourney.com

Author of GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved, Cheryl Lyn Phillips, Hosts Exclusive Book Signing at Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor May 12

Northville, MI – And both of their lives changed forever. Second chances and compassion are what GG’s Journey is all about. Found lying under a tree in Detroit, Gorgeous Gal, a terrier mix, also known as GG, was struggling to survive when Cheryl Phillips came along. GG deserved a second chance, and that is what Phillips gave her.

Get to know Phillips and learn all about GG’s Journey at her book signing and exclusive meet and greet event on Saturday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Ann Arbor’s Barnes & Noble. Books will be available for purchase, and Cheryl will be signing books for those in attendance.

“If you ever wondered what the animals you take care of are thinking, GG tells you in her own words. Every shelter director or staff member should be compelled to read this book. Her journey could be the same as any animal that comes into your shelter,” said Ken Kempkens, President of the Humane Society of Macomb.

Through GG’s eyes, Phillips writes the story of GG’s long and tumultuous journey.  From her rescue to encountering a near-death experience in a shelter to her recovery, Phillips was determined to find GG the loving home of her dreams.

“The book GG's Journey is a classic. It was written with LOVE from the heart, and when you are reading it, you feel like you are taking the journey with GG. I can tell you there is no word complimentary enough to describe it,” said reader Virginia C "G". 

About GG’s Journey
GG’s Journey gives a voice to animals who cannot speak for themselves. Being compassionate to animals and providing humane education in our communities can help us become a kinder, gentler nation. Fifteen percent of net proceeds benefit GG’s Foundation to support animal welfare organizations to prevent animal homelessness, euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets, exploitation, inhumane treatment, and provide low-cost spay/neuter.
www.ggsjourney.com | Media Kit  | info@ggsjourney.com | Cheryl’s Bio

About the Author
Cheryl Phillips has held the positions of Vice President, Masco Corporation Foundation and Director Global Purchasing for Masco Corporation, a Fortune 250 Corporation with annual sales of more than $8 billion. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from Madonna University and MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

Author of GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved Hosts Book Signings & Meet and Greet

Michigan Author Cheryl Lyn Phillips to Appear at Leon & Lulu and Barnes & Noble Ann Arbor this Spring

 Northville, MI – And both of their lives changed forever. Second chances and compassion are what GG’s Journey is all about. Found lying under a tree in Detroit, Gorgeous Gal, a terrier mix, also known as GG, was struggling to survive when Cheryl Phillips came along. GG deserved a second chance, and that is what Phillips gave her.

Get to know Phillips and learn all about GG’s Journey at her book signing and exclusive meet and greet events this spring. Visit Phillips at Leon & Lulu’s Books and Authors event on Sunday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  And on Saturday, May 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Ann Arbor’s Barnes & Noble, Cheryl Phillips will be hosting an exclusive meet and greet and will also have books available for purchase and sign books for those in attendance.

“If you ever wondered what the animals you take care of are thinking, GG tells you in her own words. Every shelter director or staff member should be compelled to read this book. Her journey could be the same as any animal that comes into your shelter,” said Ken Kempkens, President of the Humane Society of Macomb.

Through GG’s eyes, Phillips writes the story of GG’s long and tumultuous journey.  From her rescue to encountering a near-death experience in a shelter to her recovery, Phillips was determined to find GG the loving home of her dreams.

“The book GG's Journey is a classic. It was written with LOVE from the heart, and when you are reading it, you feel like you are taking the journey with GG. I can tell you there is no word complimentary enough to describe it,” said reader Virginia C "G". 

About GG’s Journey
GG’s Journey gives a voice to animals who cannot speak for themselves. Being compassionate to animals and providing humane education in our communities can help us become a kinder, gentler nation. Fifteen percent of net proceeds benefit GG’s Foundation to support animal welfare organizations to prevent animal homelessness, euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets, exploitation, inhumane treatment, and provide low-cost spay/neuter. www.ggsjourney.com | Media Kit  | info@ggsjourney.com | Cheryl’s Bio

About the Author
Cheryl Phillips has held the positions of Vice President, Masco Corporation Foundation and Director Global Purchasing for Masco Corporation, a Fortune 250 Corporation with annual sales of more than $8 billion. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from Madonna University and MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

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Cheryl Phillips, Animal Rescue Volunteer Expert/Voice of Animals, of Gorgeous Gal (GG) Shares Ways to Protect Your Pets this Spring

Northville, MI - Spring may bring months of cleaning and flowers, but it also brings new risks to animals. This spring, GG is sharing ways to make sure your pets are safe. Family pets are subject to cleaning products and garden plants and flowers many of which can be rather toxic to an animal. It’s important to know what to look for when working cleaning products around animals and which plants to keep away from your pets.

Common plants that are capable of being poisonous to pets when ingested include azaleas (rhododendrons), baby’s breath, begonias, carnations, chrysanthemums, daffodils, gladiolas, lilies, morning glory, and tulips.

Keeping plants, if you must have them, in areas not easily accessible by your pets is key. Some common ways to do this include hanging your plants in baskets from wall brackets or growing plants in vertical or wall planters.  

And not all plants are toxic to animals. Here are a few that are common houseplants that are non-toxic to pets: African violets, air plants, ferns, orchids, and succulents - hens and chicks (echeveria elegans).

If you have younger or baby pets, especially kittens and puppies, remember that they really like to explore and chew on things including plants, and maybe a slipper or two! Keep them same from getting sick by keeping your plants away from them.

We’ve covered the plants that come to brighten the spring months when those April showers come and what to protect your furry friends from. Now, we want to make sure you are aware of those pesky cleaning products that aren’t safe for your pets. We know you are just itching to get that spring cleaning in motion!

There are many products that can be very dangerous to your beloved pets. Let’s start with the ones that have Danger or Warning symbols on them. Let’s stay away from those please. Products that pose the biggest threat include: drain cleaners, pool chemicals, lime-removal products, and concentrated toilet cleaners. Dogs and cats like to drink up water by drains after showering or sink usage, be sure to rinse and wipe your cleaning products away on these areas. And let’s not leave that toilet seat up for “Fluffy” to enjoy for a variety of reason, but especially to avoid the toilet cleaner that is lingering in there.

Some safe product brands that we recommend using include Method, Greenworks, and The Honest Co. Some household kitchen products are also great resources for cleaning such as baking soda and vinegar. Please note that we still highly recommend reading the labels on the cleaning products you purchase to determine pet safety.

If your pet or animal you see is experiencing signs of poison, contact Animal Poison Control immediately.

Although February was Spay and Neutering Awareness Month, spring continues to support the effort to control the pet population. There are around six to eight million homeless cats and dogs in the U.S. and other parts of the world, and controlling the amount of future animal births is critical to their safety.

Cheryl Phillips works year-round to make sure animals are safe and healthy. She’s constantly searching for the best, most accurate resources to educate and get people involved. Between now and May, you can look for ways to help out including:

●      Thinking twice about what you’re putting in and around your home. Remember, this is your  pet’s living space too, so be mindful of products that could hurt or be toxic to them.

●      Staying educated on spaying and neutering animals.

●      Volunteering at your local shelters.

●      If you see something that might be wrong with an animal, say or do something.

●      Adopt shelter pets.

●      Advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves.

●      Take a stand.

Rescuing animals has always been a passion of Phillips’s, and she’s no amateur at this. She is an expert when it comes to animal rescue and care. Her passion, integrity, and compassion are exemplary and an inspiration to many. She spends hundreds of hours each year conducting a variety of rescue efforts. She has completed TNR work with more than 225 “community cats” through all types of weather conditions. Community felines are the abandoned pets that roam neighborhoods and live in outdoor colonies; many have caretakers.

Using her personal money, she helps animals who are sick, buys everything she needs for rescues, and helps to care for the animals while they wait for forever homes. Phillips hosts many Trap-Neuter-Releases during the year in an effort to help bring down feral cat populations. In 2017, Phillips responded to 29 calls for assistance and made 49 trips to rescue felines and canines. She spayed/neutered and saved 68 animals of which two were canines.  Of the 68, 38 were adopted, and 30 returned to their colony caretakers. In 2017 alone, she traveled than 2,500 miles and volunteered more than 130 hours of time.

Cheryl is the ultimate voice for animals who need to be heard. She makes sure they can talk as loud as they can and that people pay attention.

Please support springing GG’s mission forward this season by protecting your pets and taking a stand with us against animal homelessness, neglect, and abuse.

About GG (Gorgeous Gal)

GG gives a voice to animals who cannot speak for themselves. Being compassionate to animals can help us become a kinder, gentler nation. When purchasing GG’s Journey, 15 percent of net proceeds benefit GG’s Foundation to support animal welfare organizations. These programs work to help end animal homelessness, euthanasia of healthy and treatable pets, exploitation, inhumane treatment, and other types of animal cruelty.

www.gggorgeousgal.com | Media Kit | Cheryl Phillip’s Bio

GG’s Journey: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Contribute to  GG’s Foundation to Spay/Neuter and Help Animals 4-Paws at a Time with the Purchase of GG’s Journey

Northville, MIGG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved is more than just a novella.  It’s an emotional journey that inspires people and gives back to animals in need.

The holiday season is about giving. Whether it’s giving a gift to someone special or giving back to a charitable cause close to your heart, these next couple months are about making a positive impact on someone else’s life.  By giving the gift of GG’s Journey, you will be giving the gift of an inspirational book while donating to GG’s Foundation.  The Foundation was started by Cheryl Phillips after Gorgeous Gal changed her life. It is her mission to create better lives for animals in need in our communities.

TNR, Trap-Neuter-Return, and humane education are significant programs supported by GG’s Foundation. Abandoned felines are humanely trapped and brought to a veterinary clinic to be spayed or neutered, to reduce overpopulation.  Each feline gets shots, flea treatment, and other medical attention as needed.  The felines are then returned and reunited with their colony caretakers who provide them with love, food, and shelter. The TNR program has spayed and neutered 194 felines, and 70 of the animals found loving homes through collaboration with local shelters and rescues.  

For readers of any age, this book is giving the gift of hope this holiday season. GG’s Journey readers have said, “If you ever wondered what the animals you take care of are thinking, GG tells you in her own words… She proves that compassion and understanding are the key ingredients to making the right decisions about these animals. I encourage you to read this book and then visit your local shelter and find your GG.”  Ken Kempkens - President and Shelter Director, Humane Society of Macomb

About GG’s Journey: From Lost to Loved

GG’s Journey gives a voice to animals who cannot speak for themselves. Being compassionate to animals can help us become a kinder, gentler nation. For more information visit www.ggsjourney.com or contact info@ggsjourney.com.

About the Author
Cheryl Phillips has held the positions of Vice President, Masco Corporation Foundation and Director, Global Purchasing for Masco Corporation, a Fortune 250 Corporation with annual sales exceeding $8 billion. She received her MBA from Eastern Michigan University.

In 2003, she joined Beaumont Health (Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.) Foundation Board of Trustees and chaired the Stewardship Program and the Beaumont Health (Oakwood Women’s Healthcare Classic). In 2013, she joined the Beaumont Health (Oakwood Healthcare, Inc.) Board of Trustees. She was a member of the Board of Trustees Quality Committee and sits on the Women Supporting Women’s Health Advisory Board.

She was a recipient of the 2014 Twilight Benefit Civic Leadership Award.  In 2008 accepted the R. Gene Richter Global Award for Leadership and Innovation in Supply Management from the Institute for Supply Management.  In 2007 received the YWCA Western Wayne County’s Women of Achievement Award in the category of Dedicated Volunteer, and in 2003 was awarded Distinguished Volunteer by the National Society of Fundraising Executives on National Philanthropy Day. Other activities include volunteer work for the Humane Society of Huron Valley and participating in animal rescue, spay/neuter to prevent animal homelessness and overpopulation and protection activities speaking on behalf of our furry friends for humane treatment of animals and Humane Education for people, animals, and the planet. 

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