The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation

  • The Compassion Revolution
  • The Compassion Revolution

Join The Revolution!

Be part of The Compassion Revolultion, our no kill program to directly address the pet overpopulation crisis.

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Heigl Hounds Of Hope

Meet Our Dogs

The Heigl Hounds Of Hope are medium to large sized dogs rescued from high kill shelters looking for a forever home.

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How You Can Help

How You Can Help

Get involved and support our mission to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance.

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Latest News

Monday, July 18, 2016

Update: Vanilla Needs Surgery To Stop Tumors Spreading

Update: Vanilla Needs Surgery To Stop Tumors Spreading

Vanilla was rescued from a high-skill shelter in desperate need of medical care. Emaciated from a chronic illness which prevented her jaw from opening and with tumors on her abdomen, she was clinging to life. 7 weeks later she has gained 10lbs, but for all the progress made, unfortunately her tumors have gotten worse and require surgery. However, Vanilla is a dog simply not willing to give up!


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cat’s Pride Generosity Helps Heigl Foundation Support California City Shelter

Cat's Pride Generosity Helps Heigl Foundation Support California City Shelter

In California City, a remote rural town about two hours north of Los Angeles, there is a small animal shelter that operates on extremely limited resources. With a very tight budget, staff work hard to look after the animals in their care. Like many community oriented shelters, the facility is heavily reliant on the tireless efforts of volunteers. We decided to help them out and our partners at Cat’s Pride delivered in a big way!


Monday, June 6, 2016

The Fight To Save Keaton’s Leg After Shocking Shooting

The Fight To Save Keaton's Leg After Shocking Shooting

When Keaton, a young Shepard mix, initially came into the shelter, he was unable to use his front limb. The shelter staff assumed he had been hit by a car, but shockingly x-rays revealed that Keaton had been shot and the bullet was still in his body. The bullet has shattered the bone and surgeons are now fighting to try and save his leg from amputation.


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Vanilla’s Battle

Vanilla's Battle

Meet our newest Heigl Hound of Hope, Vanilla! Vanilla is a 6 year old female pit bull mix that we just pulled from the Lancaster Shelter in Los Angeles county. The Heigl Foundation has never shied away from extreme cases, So, when our co-founder Nancy Heigl saw Vanilla’s desperate plight, she did not hesitate to offer help.


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