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About Us, Celebrity involvement
 
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Actors and Others for Animals opened its doors in 1971 and utilized the celebrity status of those early members to draw vital media attention on the plight of animals and influence needed change. Today, Actors and Others is still reshaping public awareness of animals.

Thanks to the celebrity status of the Baseharts and other founding members, including Doris Day, Jackie Joseph and Lucie Arnaz, Actors and Others is proud that throughout its history it has received the general support of hundreds of celebrities from all walks of the entertainment world. Despite pressing schedules, these animal lovers make the time in their busy lives to help. On Actors and Others’ behalf, these compassionate celebrities attend fundraising events, appear on game shows, play in golf tournaments, appear in public service announcements and donate popular memorabilia to be auctioned for our cause. No celebrity is paid to appear for us – they wouldn’t hear of it! Instead, they enthusiastically use the strength of their star power to educate, inform and enlighten thousands and thousands of people about animals in crisis. Our heartfelt thanks go out to these very special individuals. We are profoundly grateful for their commitment and goodwill towards animals that would otherwise be forgotten.

Actors and Others is NOT a celebrity-funded organization, nor does Actors and Others only serve individuals in the entertainment industry. We serve low income pet guardians in times of hardship and need. We provide low-cost veterinary referrals, which should not be construed as an endorsement of any kind. We do not endorse, recommend or promote any one veterinarian over another. The ultimate decision and agreement to retain the services of the veterinarian we refer you to is your sole responsibility as the animal guardian.

JoAnn Worley, President
JoAnn Worley
President
Betty White, Board Member
Betty White
Board Member
Loretta Swit, Board Member
Loretta Swit
Board Member
Earl Holliman, President Emeritus
Earl Holliman
President Emeritus
Jackie Joseph
Jackie Joseph
One of Our Founders