Heigl urges people to adopt dogs

January 24th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl is on a mission to rescue stray dogs and wants people to adopt them.

The 33-year-old’s Jason Debus Heigl foundation, which she runs with her mother Nancy, aims to encourage people to adopt abandoned dogs, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

In her blog post, Heigl revealed: “My mother Nancy and I have been fighting diligently to change policy, bring awareness and stop the unnecessary euthanisation of healthy adoptable dogs in the city and county of Los Angeles.”

“It was only four years ago that I became aware of the dire situation in our shelter systems and since then it has been immensely important to me to inform others who, like me, adore and respect their pets and would do anything to protect and shelter them but who are unaware of all the others in our country about animals suffering and dying needlessly.

“Four million healthy adoptable companion pets are being killed every year in our shelters due to overcrowding. I have faith, however, that we can change the statistics.”

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