Actress and nectar-tone singer Doris Day was very popular for her simple film musicals and big band performances.
She even created her own foundation to take forward her cause.
She died on May 13 at the age of 97.
Born in Cincinnati, Day took to singing due to a freak car accident. She first sang on local shows and later in New York clubs. Doris Day was recognized at a Hollywood function.
Later, Doris Day made the easy transition to the silver screen, appearing in different movies including “Pillow Talk” and “The Pajama Game.”
She had a huge list of popular songs to her credit. The most famous one is “Whatever Will Be, Will Be(Que Sera, Sera)” from the movie “ The Man Who Knew Too Much.” Jimmy Stewart starred in this movie.
Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF)
DDAF was started as a public charity organization for the welfare of animals. The foundation fosters abandoned animals and also find forever homes for homeless pets.
In the 70s, Doris involved in different animal rescue. Doris was fondly called “The Dog Catcher of Beverly Hills.”
She would find unwanted pets dropped off or left at her home in California.
Doris would take efforts to reunite lost canines with their respective owners.
As per reports, “If you could spot Doris at the studio, chances are high that you could end up owning a pet she was sponsoring.”
Formerly popular as the Doris Day Pet Foundation, this organization saved dogs or those at the risk of being put to sleep.
Doris cared for many pets in her own house.
World Spay Day
In 1987, Doris started the “Doris Day League.” The main purpose of this organization is to reduce suffering through programs, education, and legislative initiatives.
They founded the World Spay Day neutering and spaying more than 1 million pets in the 15 years.
A decade ago, the Humane Society of the United States merged with the Doris Day Animal League.