January 31, 2024

DDAF Gives $20,000 Grant to Feeding Pets of the Homeless

For the eighth time since 2014, Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) has provided financial assistance to Feeding Pets of the Homeless, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that helps unhoused pet owners care for their companion animals.  As the number of people experiencing homelessness continues to grow, DDAF has doubled its grant amount to $20,000 from previous years. Feeding Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human/animal bond which is very i... » Read more
August 29, 2023

Doris Day Animal Foundation Joins Maui Fire Relief Effort

Los Angeles – As victims of the devastating Maui fires navigate the heartbreak of losing their homes and loved ones and begin the arduous task of rebuilding their lives, Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF), a grant-giving organization, is assisting with the monumental effort.  “When we got word of the devastating fires, we immediately reached out to local rescue organizations on the island to see how we could help,” said Bob Bashara, CEO of DDAF, which funds non-profit a... » Read more
March 31, 2022

Launching the #DorisDay100 Challenge

March 28, 2022 – Los Angeles, Calif.– Doris Day may no longer be with us, but her legacy continues through the Doris Day Animal Foundation, a grant-giving charity that supports animal welfare programs all over the country.  Her pioneering work in this field was as famous as her film and recording career, and closest to her heart.  The Foundation currently needs support more than ever, as they partner in assisting families and animals who have endured horrific condit... » Read more
July 15, 2020

Doris Day Animal Foundation Gives $20,000 Grant to Chimpanzees in Need Campaign

The Doris Day Animal Foundation is pleased to announce a $20,000 grant to the Chimpanzees in Need Campaign, a collaboration between the non-profit 7th Generation Advisors and North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance, to care for and re-home 32 chimpanzees from the now-closed Wildlife Waystation in Southern California.  Since 1976, Wildlife Waystation, located in the mountains of Sylmar in northern Los Angeles County, was a rehabilitation center and refuge to almost 500 wild animals, ran... » Read more
May 13, 2019

Hollywood Legend, Leading Singer and Animal Welfare Advocate Doris Day Passes at 97

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** Carmel Valley, Calif., May 13, 2019 -- Doris Day passed away early this morning at her Carmel Valley home, having celebrated her 97th birthday on April 3 of this year. Nearly 300 fans gathered in Carmel last month to celebrate Day’s birthday. Day had been in excellent physical health for her age, until recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia, resulting in her death.  She was surrounded by loved ones, including her "precious four-leggers," as she p... » Read more
April 29, 2019

Endowed Scholarship Fund Created at Iowa State

As featured in Gentle Doctor Magazine, Spring 2019, the alumni publication of Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine The Doris Day Animal Foundation has established a new scholarship in the College of Veterinary Medicine.The Doris Day/Terry Melcher Endowed Scholarship Fund will fund two scholarships annually for either a second, third or fourth-year veterinary student at Iowa State. The recipients will be active participants in the Feral Cat Alliance and/or the student chapter... » Read more
December 7, 2017

Doris' Holiday 2017 Blog Post

Hi Everybody! It’s hard to believe another year has gone and the holidays are here!  It’s a busy time, as always, here at Overlook, between the mountains of holiday mail and visiting with my pals. But I’m enjoying it all, and thank you for thinking of me and the precious four-leggers. It’s been quite a year, starting with DDAF’s fundraiser to celebrate my birthday.  I’m truly touched that so many of you came to Carmel and helped raise money for th... » Read more
October 25, 2016

Doris' Autumn Blog Post

Hi Everybody! First, I hope you’ve all had a great summer.  I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, but please don’t worry—it’s been busy around Overlook!  We’ve had lots of company over the past few months, and I’ve been enjoying spending time with my good friends.  Time has passed so quickly, and I can’t believe that the holidays are right around the corner.  It seems like yesterday that so many of you we... » Read more
October 24, 2016

DDAF Honors Military Working Dogs

The Doris Day Animal Foundation recently donated funds to help complete a sculpture commemorating America’s Military Working Dogs.  The sculpture, which was installed at the Jack Jameson Memorial Park in Sedona, Ariz., was created by renowned dog sculptor, Lena Toritch of Young Fine Art Studio. Doris Day was proud to be a part of the effort to recognize these loyal service members. “Our military has long known that dogs provide excellent support for our troops,” Ms. Day... » Read more

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