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Doris Day Animal Foundation Provides Grant to Max’s Helping Paws Foundation for Veterinary Care Assistance

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June 25, 2020
The Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF,, a national nonprofit organization founded by the legendary actress, singer and animal welfare advocate, has provided a $7,500 grant to Max’s Helping Paws Foundation of Carmel.
“When we learned about Max’s Helping Paws and its work helping fund veterinary expenses for senior pets in Monterey County, we knew we wanted to help,” said CEO T. Robert Bashara DVM. “DDAF funds 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organizations helping animals and the people who love them. We’re proud to be able to support the founders and volunteers at Max’s Helping Paws and the good work they’re doing.”
Max’s Helping Paws co-founder Dyana Klein was overjoyed upon hearing the news.  “This grant will help us in so many ways toward our mission of helping local families fund necessary treatment for pets in crisis,” she said. “We’re so grateful to have the support of, and recognition from such an exemplary and inspiring animal welfare organization.” What began in 2016 as a way for Klein to honor the memory of her beloved dog Maximillian has grown into a critical source of funding for local families, especially during the current pandemic. Max's Helping Paws has assisted hundreds of Monterey County pet owners by approving nearly $250,000 in veterinary care.
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About the Doris Day Animal Foundation:
Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF),, is a national, 501©(3) nonprofit charity founded by legendary performer Doris Day in 1978, with the straightforward mission to help animals and the people who love them. As a grant-giving organization, DDAF funds other nonprofit causes across the country that directly rescue, care for and protect animals. DDAF’s ongoing project funding includes World Spay Day (founded by Doris Day and the Doris Day Animal League in 1995), Duffy Day Life Saving Program, Doris Day Equine Center, Doris Day/Terry Melcher Scholarships at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine, “Seniors for Seniors” programs and many more.
Dyana Klein, Executive Director, (831) 704-6473