Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the beloved comic strip MUTTS, which debuted in 1994 and now appears in more than 700 newspapers in 22 countries. MUTTS has received numerous awards internationally, both for comic strip excellence and for its themes of animal protection. Patrick is a member of the Board of Directors of The Humane Society of the United States, The Fund For Animals, and the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Patrick uses MUTTS to help animals, with a message of finding every adoptable animal a home, and to support animal charities in achieving their goals. He strives to see the world through the eyes of animals and to use his voice to speak for them.