Wednesday, May 8, 2013
In latest issue of WebMD magazine,
Katherine Heigl talks to the digital publication’s 8.5 millions readers about her animal instincts. From childhood
pets, to the dogs, horses and donkeys that now share her Utah ranch, Katherine explains how she has always opened
her heart and her home to four-legged friends.
Katherine Heigl – WebMD Magazine Cover, May 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
6 weeks ago we rescued Wendy, a severely emaciated dog discovered by police
during a raid on an apartment. Abandoned, she was found barely alive in a locked room with no food or water. With a painful
open wound on her left front leg, a broken right front leg and countless badly healed cuts and sores covering her body, it
was clear that she had been used as a bait dog.
Thankfully, her heart-warming recovery has been nothing short of remarkable, and today Wendy is barely recognizable, completely
transformed from the frail dog that greeted us a little over a month and a half ago. The credit for her well-being goes to the
expert veterinary care she received and, most importantly, the wonderful love and attention from her foster carer Mia Gyzander who
has nursed Wendy back to health. (more…)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Look out for Katherine Heigl on the cover of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2013 edition of USA Today Pet Guide Magazine,
which will be published as an insert in the newspaper on Tuesday, May 7th.
In the interview feature, she talks about the work of the Foundation and her recently launched pet product line
Just One – the proceeds from which benefit animals in desperate need. (more…)
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The first quarter of 2013 has been incredibly busy for the JDHF, with our transport program having relocated
279 dogs from high kill shelters in Los Angeles, to regions where the demand for adoptable pets exceeds the
supply from shelters and rescue groups.
Demand is typically strongest for small breed dogs and our amazing staff and volunteers work directly with
shelters to select friendly, outgoing animals, to fly or drive to destinations in New York, Oregon, Washington
State, New Mexico and California. The pets chosen for transport are always animals that have been available to
the public, but who were not adopted and would be imminently euthanized in the shelter due to lack of space
without our intervention. (more…)