One Person, One Pet, One Purpose
The Just One brand has been created by JDHF co-founders Katherine Heigl and Nancy Heigl to help build awareness of the plight of pets across the country and support the goal of the Foundation to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance.
"Animal cruelty and unnecessary euthanasia are a major problem in our country. If each one of us does just one thing to help, together we solve it. In this case, providing your own pet with a great product and simultaneously saving a homeless pet. Hence the name of our company. If thousands of people unite to each help us save just one pet, we can stop the unnecessary killing and turn our animal shelters into true shelters." Katherine Heigl, Just One Launch - December 2012
A percentage of the sale of every Just One product goes towards helping dogs and cats that have been abused, abandoned and neglected. The unique, high quality products are not only desirable, they also help consumers give back to pets in their community that are in desperate need.
Each time someone buys a Just One product a percentage of that purchase will help to spay and neuter pets, place orphaned animals in loving homes, and end the euthanizing of 10,000 pets a day.
The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation already supports hundreds of non-profit rescue and advocacy organizations, shelters and animal welfare facilities cross the United States by helping to fund their work.
By supporting the Just One brand you help to extend the scope of our efforts, enabling us to help more animals and save more lives through our grants program.
In 1969, author and scientist Loren Eiseley published a story called The Star Thrower. The parable illustrates how just one person can make a difference.
The Star Thrower
One day, a man was walking along the shore. As he looked down the beach, he saw a young person reaching down to the sand, picking up something and very gently throwing it back into the sea. As he got closer, he called out, "Good morning! What are you doing?"
The young person paused, looked up and replied, "Throwing starfish into the sea."
"Why are you throwing starfish into the sea?" the man asked.
"The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in they'll die."
"But, don't you realize that there are miles of beach here and starfish all along it. You can't possibly make a difference!" the older man exclaimed.
The young person listened politely. Then knelt down, picked up another starfish and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves and said...
"Made a difference to this one."
Inspired by his words the man joined him in throwing starfish back into the sea. Soon others joined them, and all the starfish were saved.
"And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time."Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing