Katherine Heigl Pledges $1 Million To Help Animals

Katherine Heigl and her daughter Naleigh were photographed as they were catching a flight out of LAX yesterday.  Katherine was in L.A. to do a good deed – the charity that she founded, the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, named after her late brother, pledged $1 million to help with a new initiative called Compassion Revolution.  Several organizations are working together to spay and neuter animals and also to educate people about the importance of keeping the pet population down and prevent unnecessary euthanizations.  Katherine shared:

How can we change the results for these animals? [Shelters are not only] euthanizing sick, old dogs. It’s gotten brutal, you know. It’s inhuman, really.

There are a lot of communities that don’t have that education (regarding spaying/neutering), weren’t raised that way and don’t see their pets that way, they have no idea that a litter of 10 means a litter of, like, 400 in the future. We can tell them and educate them, and provide a way for them to spay and neuter their pets.”

What a great thing she’s doing! Last year her foundation helped to rescue chihuahuas in the Los Angeles area by relocating them.  I’m sure her brother would be proud of the work her foundation is doing.

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