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Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Horror Of Dog Fighting

Dog fighting is an abhorrent and barbaric activity. Sadly, this sickening and illegal practice still occurs in every part of the country and in every type of community. Our attention was drawn yesterday to a horrific case of cruelty in Greenville, South Carolina, reported by Noah’s Arks Rescue – a non profit organization that supplies emergency medical, surgical and rehabilitation to abused animals.

Sparrow - The Horror Of Dog Fighting Sparrow A 5 month old Shepherd Mix Brutally Attacked In A Dog Fight

Thursday, June 12, 2014

From Russia With Love

Many of you will remember the Sochi, one of the stray dogs rescued from the streets of the Russia by staff from the United States Winter Olympics Team. His new owner Amanda Bird, the Marketing and Communications Director for the Bobsled & Skeleton team, got in touch recently to tell us how much the young German Shepherd is enjoying his new life in Tennessee.

Sochi Enjoying Life In Nashville (Photo: Penny Adams) Sochi Enjoying Life In Nashville (Photo: Penny Adams)

She also wrote to thank the Heigl Foundation for helping to nurse Sochi back to health. The miracle pup beat parvo, distemper and a month in quarantine, before heading to his forever home in Nashville. Since moving in with Amanda and her husband, it seems Sochi has gone from strength to strength.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Los Angeles ASPCA Cocktail Party

Representing the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, Katherine Heigl attended a special event last night in Beverly Hills, a cocktail party to celebrate the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) announcement of a major investment of $25 million over five years in Los Angeles animal welfare.

Katherine Heigl & ASPCA President Matt Bershadker Katherine Heigl & ASPCA President Matt Bershadker (Photo: Stefanie Keenan – Getty Images)

Collaborating with public and private animal-welfare organizations the money will be used to help curb the homeless pet population. Every year across the U.S. an estimated 2.7 million healthy and otherwise adoptable dogs and cats are killed in our shelters because there are not enough good homes for them.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sochi & Adler’s TV Appearance!

Animal advocacy was the subject of discussion when Jason Debus Heigl Foundation co-founder Katherine Heigl visited the CBS Daytime show The Talk earlier today.

Katherine Heigl Visits The Talk With Sochi & Adler (Photo: Lisette M. Azar - CBS) Katherine Heigl Visits The Talk With Sochi & Adler (Photo: Lisette M. Azar – CBS)

The conversation began with Katherine discussing family life, before turning to the work of the Foundation. She told the audience that over 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized every year in the United States and explained some of the programs we have initiated to help address this horrific statistic.


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