Feb. 16, 1932
Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dec. 6, 1966
First involved in animal protection after visiting the local pound in Warwick, N.Y.

October 1968
Founded an animal shelter in Warwick, New York

1971
Joined the Board of Directors, The Fund for Animals

1972
First woman to sit on the Board of ASPCA, New York City

1972 to 1978
Elected Vice President of Beauty Without Cruelty

1973 to 1991
Elected Vice Chairwoman of The Fund for Animals

1979
Sponsored a Resolution for Animal Rights in California State Legislature, passed and became first such Resolution in the U.S.

1980
Recipient of Order of Nature Award from the International
League of Animal Rights

1981
Led successful battle to repeal pound seizure (selling of cats and dogs from shelters for medical research) in City of Los Angeles

1984
Recipient of St. Francis of Assisi Award from City of Los Angeles

1986 to Present
Executive Producer of the annual Genesis Awards

1991
Recipient of Paloma Award from Los Angeles SPCA

1991
Recipient of Minnie Award from Actors & Others for Animals in Los Angeles

1991
Founded and became President of The Ark Trust, Inc.

1991 to 2006
Executive Producer of the Genesis Awards TV Special

1995
Recipient of Golden Paw Award from Warwick Valley Humane Society

1995
Conceived the life-saving Red Alert program preventing mistaken euthanasia in large shelters nationwide

1997
Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Humane Association

1998
Recipient of James Herriot Award from The Humane Society of the United States

2002
The Ark Trust joined forces with The Humane Society of the United States in August. Wyler became Vice President of The HSUS Hollywood Office.

2003
Recipient of Guardian Lifetime Achievement Award from In Defense of Animals

2005
Inducted into the Animal Rights 2005 Hall of Fame

2006
Recipient of the Free Spirit Award presented by the California Wildlife Center

Died May 27, 2007