Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Some of the latest celebrity gossip is quite positive for a change: actress Katherine Heigl has pledged $1 million for a no-cost spay and neuter program in Los Angeles. Heigl created the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation and named it after her late brother. It will work with various other organizations on the Compassion Revolution, a project to reduce the unwanted pet population in LA.
This latest celebrity news resulted from Heigl wanting to find a way to reduce the unwanted pet population compassionately, instead of shelters having to euthanize healthy animals. She says she was brought up with the ethic of not bringing unwanted animals into the world, telling People magazine, “When I was growing up, my mother and father had zero desire for any one of our animals to have a litter.” Heigl has six dogs of her own, three of them being rescues.