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Doris Day Animal League

1255 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (800) 874-6708

In case of emergency
If you have found a stray or injured animal, please call your local animal care and control agency immediately. You can search for your local agency online at Pets911 or Petfinder.

To report a case of animal cruelty, neglect or abuse, please contact your local law enforcement agency. You can search for the proper authorities in your area here.

If you have a veterinary emergency, please call your local veterinarian or veterinary emergency hospital. You can search for vet emergency hospitals online at Pets911.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Doris Day Animal League?
The Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) is a national nonprofit citizen’s lobbying organization dedicated to protecting animals through policy initiatives, education, and corporate engagement. Read more in our About Us section.

How is Doris Day involved with DDAL?
Doris Day founded DDAL in 1987 to advocate for legislation relating to animal welfare issues at the local, state and federal levels.


Does the Doris Day Animal League accept animals?
DDAL is not an adoption center or humane shelter. Pets911 is one of the best organizations to offer LOCAL assistance. Visit them online at for a list of resources for shelters, rescues and other adoption options that are local to you.

Where can I find low cost spay/neuter services for my pet?
If you can afford to pay your veterinarian’s normal fees, it is important that you do so. Most veterinarians are happy to work with animal guardians struggling to make ends meet on a low income or good samaritans who trap and neuter feral cats. It is not fair to ask veterinarians to reduce reasonable fees for financially secure clients simply looking for “the best deal.”

If you are truly in need of low cost spay/neuter services, try one or more of the following:

  • Call 1-888-PETS911. Or visit and enter your zip code, click “Submit,” and then” Low Cost Spay/Neuter.”
  • For a low cost spay/neuter voucher, contact Friends of Animals at 1-800-321-PETS.
  • For low cost spay/neuter programs in all 50 states call SPAY/USA at 1-800-248-7729. Please note: This is not the same as the Spay Day USA program.
  • Visit for a state-by-state listing of low cost spay/neuter clinics for cats.
  • Contact your local humane society or animal care and control facility for a referral to a low cost clinic in your area.
  • Do a search on for “low cost spay/neuter.”

Can you help me find a pet-friendly apartment?
Check the following web site for assistance finding a pet-friendly apartment: People With Pets.

What can I do if I see an animal being abused or neglected?
Contact your local Humane Society or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (S.P.C.A.). Their investigators know the laws protecting animals in your state and can determine if there has been a violation. Or contact the Animal Cruelty Action Line at 503-231-8480 or via e-mail at sponsored by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

How do I find the S.P.C.A., animal shelter or humane society near me?
Enter your zip code at and to find a list of shelters near you, or visit for more information.


Does DDAL exchange information with other organizations?
Yes. In addition to your contributions, donors assist DDAL by allowing us to exchange their name with organizations whose missions support the work we do. Rest assured that no confidential information is exchanged. To remove your name from our exchange list, please contact us at or (202) 452-1100. You can also send your request to Doris Day Animal League, 1255 23rd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, “Attn: Donor Services.”

This information exchange applies only to postal addresses. DDAL respects your privacy and will never sell, rent, trade, or share your email address.

Donation FAQs

Donation Information Management

How do I change my name or address with DDAL?
To change your name or address, please send us your previous and current contact information. You may note this on your donation form, provide it via email at, or call us at 202-452-1100. Once your record is updated, it takes 8 to 12 weeks for the changes to take effect, as we process our mail in advance.

Monthly Giving

I’d like to give regularly. Does DDAL have a monthly donation program?
DDAL offers a monthly donation program for people who wish to help animals all year long. You can quickly and securely become a DDAL Animal Guardian by setting up a monthly giving donation online right now.

I already participate in the DDAL Animal Guardian monthly giving program. How do I change my donation preferences or account information?
If you are a monthly supporter online, simply click on the link at the bottom of any email you receive from us to update your donation preferences or account information. Additional questions? Please call us at (202) 452-1100, or email to change or update your account information.

I participate in the DDAL Animal Guardian monthly giving program, but I also make additional contributions to DDAL. Will the monthly statement show all my gifts?
Your monthly statement will only indicate whether or not the previous month’s DDAL Animal Guardian donation was made. If you would like to pay for multiple months, please indicate this on your statement, and we will credit your record accordingly. Otherwise, your statement will only be credited for the designated month. If you respond to a different DDAL mailing, the donation will be credited to your general membership record, and not to your DDAL Animal Guardian statement. For a receipt showing all donations to DDAL, please contact us at (202) 452-1100, or send an email to Be sure to include your full name and address.

How does my monthly donation help Doris Day Animal League protect animals?
Monthly giving is an incredibly important way to support DDAL’s work to protect and fight for animals all year long. Your monthly gift gives us reliable and stable revenue to ensure that we can have the biggest impact when urgent legislative issues arise on Capitol Hill.


How do I request a receipt to document my donation?
DDAL does not send receipts for individual donations under $75 unless specifically requested. Individuals who have made a one-time donation of $75 or more will automatically receive a receipt. If you would like to receive a receipt for a single donation you made to DDAL, please call our membership department at 202-452-1100 and we can mail you a receipt.

Members who donate online automatically receive a donation receipt sent to their registered email account each time their donations are processed online. Online donors also have the ability to log into their online profile pages and view their online donation history.