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Carmel Magazine, spring 2018

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154 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 Most impor tantly to her, Day has saved hun- dreds of thousands of four-legged friends. She launched the Doris Day Animal Foundation in 1978 and hasn't let go of the reigns. "As most people know by now, the cause closest to my hear t is making this a better world for animals and the people who love them," she says. "My Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF) is a grant-giving charity that suppor ts other non- profit organizations across the country that directly care for, rehabilitate and re-home ani- mals. The Doris Day Animal League is a lobby- ing organization in Washington, DC that works with legislature to pass laws that protect ani- mals. The homeless pet population has decreased significantly since I founded DDAF 40 years ago, but there is still so much work to be done." (clockwise from top left)1922 baby photo; An early promotional photo. After a successful music career, Day made her Hollywood film debut in 1948 with "Romance on the High Seas;" The singer/actress in her dressing room during that film's production. Photos: Courtesy of Doris Day Photo: AF archive / Alamy Stock Photo Photo: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo

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