Rachael Ray Donates to Katherine Heigl’s Foundation

When it comes to helping pets in peril, animal-loving celebrity chef Rachael Ray knows that money is one of the main ingredients to a rescue organization’s success, so on the January 27, 2012 edition of The Rachael Ray Show the famous foodie announced that she is dishing out a heaping helping of funds in support of One for the Money star Katherine Heigl’s foundation.

The TV personality  is pledging $150,000 in proceeds from the sale of Nutrish, her line of super premium pet food, to Katherine Heigl’s animal charity, the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (JDHF), $75,000 of which will be donated to JDHF in the 4th quarter of 2012.

One hundred percent of Rachael’s proceeds from the sale of all the Nutrish product lines are donated to charities and shelters that support animal welfare and humane education causes similar to The Jason Heigl Foundation, which recently used laughter to relay its message through a tongue-in-cheek video for the I Hate Balls campaign. The foundation will use 100% of the donation to fund spay/neuter initiatives directly aimed at reducing the number of unwanted, yet highly adoptable and loving, pets abandoned or relinquished to municipal shelters and subsequently euthanized.

“I’m thrilled to have a passionate friend like Katherine to help animals in need,” said Rachael. “There are so many pets that have no one to love them and I am very excited that together we can donate our celebrity to give these animals a voice, a home and a healthy life.”

Photo Credit: Nutrish/PRNewswire

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Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of DogTipper.com and CatTipper.com, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.