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Doris Day to Celebrate 90th Birthday by Helping Animals in Need

Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 07:31 AM

By Michael Mullins

Doris Day is celebrating her 90th birthday on April 3 by helping out her favorite cause: animals in need.

The legendary actress will be holding a doggie fashion show and a tribute dinner fundraiser for fans and friends, according to a spokesman for the nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation, which provides veterinary care and forever homes to homeless animals.

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The sold-out fundraiser will be held at Day's Cypress Inn in Carmel, Calif., and will include items autographed by Day and other celebrity pals, including Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett, both of whom are animal-lovers. Online bidding ends April 1, The Associated Press reported.

"Turning 90 is a milestone, for me and for the Foundation, and we're setting a goal of $90,000 in donations," Day said in a statement, according to Yahoo News. "There is so much work still to do to rescue animals, and to inform people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets."

"I'm all about the four-leggers," Day added.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Day began her career as a big band singer in the late 1930s, before signing with Columbia Records after recording her hit "Sentimental Journey" in 1945.

Day transitioned into acting and appeared in some 39 films over her career, including "The Man Who Knew Too Much" with James Stewart, "Pillow Talk" with Rock Hudson, and "Calamity Jane" with Howard Keel. By 1968, Day had her own TV series, "The Doris Day Show," which ran until 1973.

In 1978, Day founded the Doris Day Animal Foundation to help animals in need. She also pioneered the Spay Day USA program nearly 17 years ago, which encourages pet owners to be responsible for spaying and neutering their pets to reduce the nation's existing pet over-population problem. According to DorisDay.com, the Spay Day USA program has been responsible for 1.5 million cats and dogs being spayed or neutered in the U.S. since its founding.

"There is so much work still to do to rescue animals, and to inform people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets," Day added in her press release.

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