Dog-lover, Katherine Heigl has pledged a startling $1 million to The Compassion Revolution Launch- an initiative to address the Pet Population Crisis. Heigl and the Foundation’s board members presented the program at Beverly Hills’ Four Seasons Hotel yesterday.
Heigl poses at the Beverly Hills’ Four Seasons Hotel with an adorable puppy!
The famed actress from “Knocked Up” and “The Ugly Truth” has six dogs of her own, including three that were rescued. In association with the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (named after her late brother), The Compassion Revolution Launch will spay and neuter pets, educate the public and bring an end to shelter pet euthanization in the City and County of Los Angeles and neighboring communities, according to USA Today.
“What’s happening is not only inhumane and morally reprehensible, it’s economically irresponsible,” Katherine said (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Killing is not a solution.”
Over 50,000 of 80,000 shelter animals in Los Angeles County were euthanized last year, according to the Heigl Foundation. The dogs are put to death because shelters can no longer hold them and they are unable to be adopted.
Heigl poses alongside her mother Nancy Heigl
Heigl told People: “When I was growing up, my mother and father had zero desire for any one of our animals to have a litter,” she said. “I think it’s a lot of work, it’s a lot of energy. Then, as an adult, because of the way I was raised and because I had the means to do it, (spaying and neutering) goes without question.”