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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Remembering Apache

The Gordin family contacted the Foundation to share their memories of Apache, a Heigl Hound that had a huge impact on their lives.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

State Of Affairs

Look out for CIA drama State Of Affairs this Fall, as JDHF co-founder Katherine Heigl’s new show debuts on NBC!

State Of Affairs centers on Charleston ‘Charlie’ Tucker (Katherine Heigl), a top CIA analyst whose task it is to assemble the daily briefing for the President of the United States. This list of the most vital security issues facing the nation brings with it moral and political judgment calls for Charleston and her trusted group of brilliant analysts at the agency.

Katherine Heigl Stars In State Of Affairs

Aside from the political minefields she has to walk, Charlie has a close personal relationship with President Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard) because she was once engaged to her son before a tragic terrorist attack took his life. Charlie survived that attack and is now determined to bring the perpetrators to justice.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Saving Chelsea

Many of you will remember the photo of Chelsea, a downhearted and emotionally dejected pit bull who hid in the corner of her kennel at the San Bernardino Shelter, as visitors passed her by.

Katherine Heigl Stars In State Of Affairs Chelsea — Before & After

That image garnered a lot of online attention and tugged at our heartstrings. Fortunately, we were able to rescue Chelsea back in February and although she was scared and timid during those first few weeks with us, she slowly came out of her shell.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Road Trip For Rascals

Last Tuesday (August 5), 46 kittens and a Chihuahua were part of a transport funded by the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation from Long Beach Animal Care Services to the Foothills Animal Shelter in Golden, Colorado.

Transport Kittens (Photo: Sara Cozolino) Transport Kittens (Photo: Sara Cozolino)

Animal Care Services (ACS) staff and volunteers from the Stray Cat Alliance, ZazzyCats KittyRescue and Helen Sanders Cat Paws – working on the transport with our coordinator Diane Holmes, teamed up with photographer Sara Cozolino and journalist Kate Karp of the Long Beach Post to document the journey.


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