Olive Walker, 91, died on October 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
“She was a dancer in her earlier years,” recalled longtime friend Eileen Weintraub, founder of Help Animals India.
An animal advocate, cat rescuer, and frequent donor to animal causes, Walker endowed the Olive Walker Alternatives Fund as a project of Concern for Helping Animals in Israel, “to promote alternatives to the use of animals in laboratories in Israel, according to the CHAI web site.
“We are now offering an annual grant of $25,000 to a scientist or student interested in developing an alternative to an existing animal experiment,” the CHAI web page explains. “The grants can be multiyear: $25,000 each year for up to three consecutive years.”
Walker also supported anti-vivisection projects conducted by the New Jersey Animal Rights Alliance, and funded the construction of the cat housing at the Visakha SPCA, in Visakhapatnam, India.
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