Animal programs


This April 3rd would have been the star’s 100th birthday, and her fans and followers are coming together to make a difference in the cause that was so dear to Doris. A social media campaign will encourage animal lovers around the world to remember the actress and her work by donating to the Foundation. Participants can join the movement by uploading a photo or video that shows how they are carrying on Doris’ legacy and her enduring passion for animal welfare.

Entrants must post on all their favorite platforms with the hashtag #DorisDay100, challenge two or more others to do the same, and encourage people to donate to Ideas include their favorite pet or animal, a favorite Doris Day character, moment or song, or a combination of all. DDAF will also be looking for the best creative or innovative entries to highlight on their own social media platforms and share with the media, offering everyone the chance to become an animal-loving hero.

In honor of Day’s centenary, the campaign will begin on Friday, April 1stwith the aim of raising at least $100,000. The DDAF will double public donations with another one $100,000 for the specific benefit of animals affected by the Ukrainian crisis.

A video with messages of support for DDAF from various animal-loving Doris and celebrities (like Tony Bennett, Reba McEntire, Dick Van Dyke, carol burnet, Allison Janney, Robert Wagner and the end Betty White) can be found (and is downloadable) at, including a new post from the actress Kaley Cuocowho will portray Doris in an upcoming Warner Brothers Studios television project.

About Doris Day and her Animal Foundation:

Not Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff to April 3, 1922 in Cincinnati, Ohio, dory day was one of the biggest movie stars of the 1950s and 1960s, best known for her starring roles in Calamity Jane (1953), by Alfred Hitchcock The man who knew too much (1956) and Pillow talk (1959) for which she was nominated for an Oscar® for Best Actress. A lifelong animal lover and pioneer in animal welfare advocacy, Day has focused her last years on her heart’s passion: creating a better world for animals and the people who love them.

Doris Day Animal Foundation,, is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity founded by legendary entertainer Doris Day in 1978, with a simple mission to help animals and the people who love them. As a granting agency, the DDAF funds other nonprofit causes across the country that directly save, care for, and protect animals. Some of the DDAF’s ongoing project funding includes World Sterilization Day (founded by Doris Day and the Doris Day Animal League in 1995), Duffy Day Rescue Program, Doris Day Equine Center, Doris Day/Terry Bursary Melcher at UC Davis and Iowa State School of Veterinary Medicine, neutering, “Seniors for Seniors” programs and many more.

A donation link and more information about the Doris Day Animal Foundation can be found at

Media Contact:
Charles WaltersCW3PR
[email protected]

SOURCE Doris Day Animal Foundation