|Doris Day was an animal welfare and rights advocate with DDAF (dorisday.com)|
Monday, May 13, 2019
Doris Day loves animals, takes action (video)
The Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) is a national, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1978 as the Doris Day Pet Foundation. Legendary performer Doris Day started it with a straightforward mission that continues beyond her life: to help animals and the people who love them.
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As a grant-giving charity, DDAF funds other 501(c)(3) organizations across the U.S. that directly care for and protect animals.
A life-long animal lover and advocate, Day recognized that the animal welfare community in the 1970s was a sorely lacking landscape and that through her own organization and celebrity status she could make a difference for the animals.
When she initially founded the Doris Day Pet Foundation, she focused on finding homes for the many animals that were being destroyed simply because there weren't enough good homes.
Her grassroots efforts resulted in her personally rescuing hundreds of animals over the years. In addition to fostering animals in her own home, she and DDPF were leasing kennel space, providing for veterinary care, and finding loving forever-homes for the increasing numbers of homeless pets with the help of a dedicated staff of volunteers.
Affectionately known to some as “The Dog Catcher of Beverly Hills,” Doris Day would often find unwanted dogs dropped off at her gate. More