In gratitude to those who have defended our precious gift of freedom, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation is offering veterans the gift of furry friendship through the Pets to Patriots program.
Launched November 4, 2011 at the East Valley Animal Shelter in Van Nuys, California, actress Katherine Heigl— along with her sister Meg and mother, Nancy Heigl–helped to shine a spotlight on the pet adoption initiative, which will help the Los Angeles Animal Alliance’s efforts to find forever homes for at least 5,000 shelter animals during the month of November through the Fall 5000 program.
In remembrance of beloved late family member Lieutenant Commander Frederick John Debus’s fondness for Fidos and felines, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation has donated $30,000 to the Los Angeles Animal Alliance’s Fall 5000 Super Adoption Program so that those who have served our country can adopt a pawed pal at no cost from a participating Los Angeles area shelter. The program continues through January 30, 2012.
The Fall 5000 campaign kicked off with a Super Adoption event November 4 – 6, with 20 shelters in five counties taking part. Thanks to the Pets to Patriots program, The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation has announced that 78 orphaned animals from the East Valley Animal Shelter found loving homes with veterans during the first weekend of the adoption campaign.
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