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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 Veterminary 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 chapte... » 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
August 4, 2015

Doris' August Blog Post

Hi Everybody! I know it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from me, and I’m sorry for being so late.  Things have really been busy around here with so many of my dear friends visiting.  I love it, of course, but would you believe I’m STILL trying to make my way through all of your sweet birthday gifts and wishes from APRIL! Many of you came back to Carmel to celebrate again this year, and it sounded as though you had a really good time—not only getti... » Read more
June 24, 2015

Book Celebrates Doris' Lifelong Love of Animals

DORIS DAY'S BEST FRIENDS Introduction by Doris Foreword by Betty White 150 pages - over 200 photographs All proceeds benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation. For seven decades, Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated, Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Doris Day has epitomized performing excellence, setting the standard for countless female singers and actors who have attempted to follow in her path. But the truth is, there has never been anyone else who has achieved the level of artistry, succes... » Read more
December 23, 2014

2014 Grantee Spotlight

We want to share with our supporters a round-up of some of the great successes our grantees have reported as the year comes to a close. Read on and join us in congratulating these grantees on their life-saving work! Anna, a sea lion pup from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center: Anna was rescued in mid-March from an area underneath the Newport Pier. She had been up on the beach for a while, with no real interest in returning to the ocean. She was visibly underweight - a confirmed weight of just 2... » Read more
December 2, 2014

Doris' Year-End Blog Post

I can’t believe another year is coming to an end -- and what a year it’s been!  Although I’m usually not too thrilled about celebrating my birthday, you all have made my entire 90th year so special with your love and support for the precious babies.  Here are just a few of the highlights ... My April birthday weekend celebration in Carmel So many of you came to Carmel to join in the fun, and I was very happy to see you all.  For those of you who couldn’... » Read more

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