Actors and Others for Animals was founded by Richard and Diana Basehart in 1971 to promote the humane treatment of animals.
Another cause that was shared by the Baseharts was the condition and treatment of senior citizens. They appreciated that both animals and the elderly were very often unwanted and outcasts. Actors and Others has always shared the Baseharts’ concern for our older citizens.
Shortly after Richard’s death in 1984, Diana established The Richard Basehart Fund to help seniors and their pets. Often, the only warm body a senior has to cuddle is a pet.