Cleveland Amory (September 2, 1917 - October 14, 1998) was an American author who devoted his life to promoting animal rights. He was perhaps best known for his books about his cat, named Polar Bear, whom he saved from the New York Streets on Christmas Eve, 1977. Amory co-founded the Humane Society of the United States and founded the Fund for Animals. Amory was also the president of NEAVS (New England Anti Vivisection Society) from 1987 to 1998. He was also a television critic for TV Guide during the 1960s and 1970s.