Doris Day has blogged for the first time for CNN — and the issue she writes about is very close to her heart.
“I wanted to accept this invitation to ask you for a special favor,” she says. “The fact that April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month makes it the perfect time to ask for your help with a campaign that means so much to me.
“My request is that you be a good citizen and keep an eye out for your neighbors’ dogs, cats, birds and other animals to make sure they are being treated humanely. You would not believe how much mail I receive and the terrible stories I hear about dogs chained and left for hours, crying all the time; or cats confined to the smallest spaces and left in the cold, or other tales of dogs, cats and birds that are too shocking to tell to humane and sensitive people.”
“At the very least, animals should have shelter, food, water, protection from the weather and the company of their guardians. That’s the absolute minimum. I am asking you to make sure the animals near your home, school and/or workplace are well treated.”
The famous singer, actress, and animal welfare advocate then goes on to mention local “Neighbordhood Watch” groups that monitor for animal abuse — as well as her own work through the Doris Day Animal Foundation. You can view the rest of the blog here.
Thanks to Erin for the tip!