Doris Day Turns 90: Celebrates For The Animals

By: Tina Volpe - March 12, 2014

The bubbly and beautiful screen legend Doris Day is celebrating her 90th birthday with friends, including the furry kind, and with compassion. She will be hosting an auction to benefit animals.

The nonprofit Doris Day Animal Foundation will be hosting a tribute dinner and fundraiser in honor of Day’s milestone 90th birthday, helping her celebrate with a huge party in Carmel, Calif.

The full weekend celebration of events includes a tribute dinner, with music, gourmet food and wine, souvenirs and an auction. The event will celebrate Day’s lifelong love of animals and the many accomplishments of the Doris Day Animal Foundation and its grantees. This landmark event will be held at the gracious Quail Lodge in Carmel.

The party being held at Day’s Cypress Inn is sold out, but will entertain those lucky enough to be there with a doggie fashion show and an adoption event.

Some of the items that will be auctioned include personal autographs from Doris, and other celebrity friends that include Paul McCartney and Tony Bennett – and will be available at the dinner, as well as online. Bidding for some of the items online begin April 1.

In a statement, Day said she doesn’t care much for celebrating birthdays with cards or gifts, inviting fans to help animals instead. As Day put it: “I’m all about the four-leggers.”

Day was born April 3, 1924, and starred in more than three dozen films from the 1940s to the 1960s, including Pillow Talk and Calamity Jane.

She was more than just an actress, she was also an accomplished singer, recording hit songs that included, “Que Sera, Sera.” and “Secret Love.”

She lives in the seaside city of Carmel in Northern California and has devoted herself to animal welfare since stepping out of show business.

“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 said.

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Tina VolpeTina Volpe is an author, freelance writer and a college student. She loves spending time with her rescued feathered and furry friends... cooking Italian food, reading, writing, hiking and dreams of a huge animal sanctuary. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and Google+

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