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Monday, July 27, 2015

Stop Declawing

Declawing used to be a routine practice for many cat owners, who would have the operation performed by a vet as soon as their cat began scratching. Without people fully understanding what the procedure entailed, cats were declawed by the millions across the United States.

Stop Declawing

However, as understanding of this surgery has evolved, so have thoughts about declawing. The operation is not just a nail trim, but rather a full amputation of the nail, nail bed and first knuckle of each cat "finger". The practice is illegal in many countries and even in certain cities within the United States. The Humane Society of the United States, PeTA and the ASPCA are all against this operation.

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Catching Up With The Dogs Of Sochi

It has been over a year since the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where a number of stray dogs scheduled to be euthanized were rescued by the U.S. team, adopted and settled in new homes in the United States.

Katherine Heigl & Billy Bean Katherine Heigl & Billy Bean

Sports Illustrated caught up with the pups to find out how they have settled in to their new homes, including Sochi and Adler (now called Billy Bean) who were nursed back to health and through quarantine by the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Petco Foundation Honors Nancy & Katherine Heigl

At the Petco Foundation Gala on Saturday evening, Nancy and Katherine Heigl were honored with the Hope Award for their tireless efforts to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance. They were recognized for their work through the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which they co-founded in 2008.

Katherine Heigl & Nancy Heigl At The Seventh Annual Petco Foundation Hope Gala

In addition to receiving the award, the mother and daughter duo were also presented with a grant for $100,000 to help the JDHF continue its lifesaving programs and initiatives.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Walk For The Dogs Fundraiser

Do you live in the Los Angeles area? Please consider joining this great animal welfare high school group that is helping to raise money to support the JDHF with a dog walk this weekend!

Oak Park High School Walk For The Dogs Fundraiser
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