Animal Regulation Volunteer Is Honored

Shirley Lee Sperl, who did volunteer work for the Los Angeles Department of Animal Regulation, has been honored posthumously with the St. Francis of Assisi Award. The award was presented to Sperl's mother, Timmie Lee Sperl, by Mayor Tom Bradley.

Sperl was honored for her years of "personal and organized efforts at reducing the population of unwanted dogs and cats in the city," a department statement said. As a city councilman in 1971, Bradley originated the award.

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