Katherine Heigl pledged $1 million to spay and neuter programs in Los Angeles, according to Reuters.com. The Life As We Know It star is kicking off an initiative to create awareness and stop the pet population crisis. The state of California alone spends $250 million per year sheltering and euthanizing homeless pets.
“What’s happening is not only inhumane and
morally reprehensible, it’s economically irresponsible. Killing is not a solution.”
This initiative is connected to the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which
helps to promote pet adoptions and move homeless pets to human
society. The foundation was named in honor of Hiegl’s late brother,
who was killed in a car crash twenty four years ago.