This morning, we say goodbye to an animal rights icon.

Doris Day, a star whose career spanned radio, television, and film, passed away at the age of 97. She was probably best known for her light-hearted romantic comedies of the Sixties, but also had a huge impact on animal rights activism. She founded the Doris Day Animal Foundation in 1978. She spent her final decades in California, but she was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, where a dog park bears her name.

Loki at Doris Day Dog Park, Cincinnati, OH

R.I.P Doris Day 1922-2019

We also say goodbye to a semi-famous pooch.

David Lee Roth has shared the heartwarming details of his final day with his Australian Cattle Dog, Russ. The former Van Halen-frontman said the dog suffered from severe arthritis and was unable to move around on his own. Parting is always difficult, but it sounds like Russ got a pretty nice send off. While known for his onstage antics and distinctive voice, Roth is known in dog circles for his longtime work in herding. Russ was probably the most well-known of Roth’s herding dogs, making appearances in his blog, on his radio show, and even on a VH album.

Rest in peace, Russ.

DLR and Russ

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