You will already know that Peter Falk, the famous face of Detective Columbo passed away in June. Looking at Mr Falk, he always seemed like such a kind and caring man, so it came as no surprise to me to hear that he was a great animal lover.
Mr Falk supported In Defence of Animal's Guardian Campaign, even appearing in one of their public service announcements along with his wife, Shera Danese; renowned Primatologist Jane Goodall and actors Wendie Malick and Kristen Bell. The Guardian Campaign was IDA's attempt to convince people to use the word "guardian" rather than "owner" when describing our relationship with animals also to urge people to adopt from shelters.
Mr Falk and his wife were dog lovers and were passionate about rescuing dogs, they lived with dogs who were all adopted from shelters.
Rest in Peace, Peter.