Katherine Heigl: Passionate Animal Welfare ActivistPublished January 23, 2012
In an exclusive blog for iVillage's CelebVillage blog series, Heigl chronicles her passion for and involvement in the world of animal welfare and rescue. In her blog, Heigl echoes the sentiments of many who favor either no-kill shelters or shelters with very strict euthanasia policies, and has set up the Jason Debus Heigl foundation (in honor of her brother) that champions the cause of ending unnecessary euthanasia in animal shelters.
Since learning of the dire situation that the animal shelter system has been facing nearly four years ago, Heigl has devoted her time and energy to educating people about animal rescue.
In her writing, Heigl's passion for her own pets as well as all animals in need is apparent. One thing's for certain; in regard to the cause of animal welfare, this movie star isn't acting...she's taking action.
Read Heigl's CelebVillage blog post, titled "Why I'm Passionate About Saving Dogs' Lives", in its entirety here.
What do you think about Katherine Heigl's involvement in the world of animal welfare, and the fact that she uses her celebrity as a platform to preach this important message? Share your thoughts on Heigl and her blog in a comment!