The spirit of giving during the holiday season inspires us at the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. But while people are at their most generous in the weeks leading up to Christmas, it is a time which often coincides with the period of greatest need for our four-legged friends.

To help the millions of pets that have been abandoned in shelters and to care for the countless animals that have been neglected and abused, we want to encourage you to consider cats and dogs in your year-end giving. For every donation made to support the work of the Heigl Foundation during the month of December, Katherine Heigl will match the amount given, dollar for dollar, up to a total value of $100,000.

Announcing the initiative, Katherine Heigl said, "The dollar for dollar donation match is not only fantastic news for companion animals who desperately need our help, but also a great way to thank people for their generosity and contribution to the life saving work of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation."

If you make a charitable gift by December 31st, not only will 100% of your generous contribution be tax deductible, but it will have double the benefit with Katherine's matching donation.

Every single penny of your donation will go to helping animals in need. It will help pay for life saving medical treatment, vaccinations, food and boarding, as well as supplementing our vital rescue, transport, adoption and spay/neuter programs.

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal." Albert Pine - Author

Across the country dogs and cats sit in shelters awaiting homes this holiday season. Help to make their futures bright by contributing to the Jason Heigl Foundation.