Doris Day Animal League to merge with America’s largest animal protection
Day Animal League (DDAL) has been working on animal welfare
legislation at federal, state and local level since it was founded in 1987 and
now has 180,000 members and supporters.
On the 1 September 2006, it announced that it will be joining forces with The
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). For those who don’t
know the HSUS is America’s largest animal protection organisation with more than
9.5 million members and constituents. In a nutshell, it is the largest
mainstream voice for animals protecting them through education, investigation,
litigation, legislation, advocacy and field work. The merger of the two
Washington based [non-profit] organisations will further enhance the good work
both have striven to do.
“There is no other group like The Humane Society of the United States…We are
very enthusiastic about being part of this organisation and combining our
resources to help the animals.” – Doris Day
Doris and Wayne Pacelle (HSUS president and CEO) met recently at her home in
Carmel to discuss the above plans. Both recognised that they can achieve more by
combining their operations, in order to eliminate duplicative programs and to
create a more powerful force for animal protection.
“I have been an admirer of Doris Day and her organization for many years,
and it is a privilege now to be able to work so closely with her and the
organisation.” -Wayne Pacelle