When Hollywood legend Doris Day speaks, people listen!
Just days after she came out of seclusion and publicly opposed plans for a fancy dog park near her clifftop home in Carmel, Calif., the project has been killed!
“Doris is alive and kicking, and she kicked up a storm over this,” said a source.
In an angry letter emailed to the “Monterey Herald” newspaper, the 91-year-old “Pillow Talk” star made her feelings clear:
“I understand that at the Monterey County Planning Commission meeting on Aug. 26, my name was brought up, giving the impression that I would be in favor of the Carmel Canine Sports Center project because of my love of animals,’” wrote the star, who heads the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
“I want it to be known that I am NOT in favor of this project. I have never been in favor of dogs being exhibited in ‘dog shows.’
“I want to stress that I firmly oppose the Center project and I insist that my name never be mentioned to the contrary.”
The 47-acre site was to be a private Canine Country Club and also used for dog shows.
Plans for the controversial center were firmly rejected by Monterey County Supervisors on Oct. 27.
Some locals wondered why the star was even getting involved, since she “hardly ever comes out of her house,” said a source.
She was last seen on April 3 — her 91st birthday — on the balcony of her home overlooking the Quail Ridge Golf Course.
Crippled by arthritis, Doris needs a cane to get around, and she’s reportedly plagued with kidney problems and failing eyesight.
“But don’t let those limitations fool you,” added a source. “She went to war — and she won!”