Monday, September 10, 2012
Thankfully despite being more than 20lbs underweight, suffering from diabetes and in a very poor state of health following years of neglect and abuse, Grace, who had been clinging on to life at the Baldwin Park Shelter before desperate staff alerted us to her plight, survived the legal holding period for stray animals
and was released into our care. Showing great tenacity, bravery and fighting spirit she continues to battle for survival.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Sadly we see many animals at the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation that are victims of abuse and neglect. A particularly harrowing tale surfaced this week, when the Foundation received an urgent plea from kennel staff at the Baldwin Park Shelter in Los Angeles who were desperate to ensure that Grace, a five year old Pit Bull stray found on the streets, would not be left to die alone after a life of suffering.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The welfare of the animals under our care at the Heigl Foundation is of paramount importance to us. Many of the dogs, cats and other animals we rescue or assist often require medical attention and Dr. Teresa Long at the Roxford Veterinary Clinic is one of the skilled experts that helps to ensure they are restored to full health. Find out more about the low cost vaccines and spay/neuter surgery offered by the Sylmar based clinic.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
When the JDHF first rescued Gabriel from a Los Angeles shelter he was emaciated, a bag of bones after being abandoned on the streets, where he tried desperately to survive by scrounging for scraps of food wherever he could. He also had a severe open injury on his left leg that exposed the bone, leaving him barely able to walk. Despite his poor state of health and the pain from his wounds, the blue Pit Bull remained a gentle and calm soul with a warm, loving personality. This is his story.