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Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Forgotten Dogs: Polly, Bubba & Hudson

In Houston, Texas a group of dedicated volunteers called the Forgotten Dogs Of The 5th Ward Project, help the homeless animals of an impoverished area of the city know as the Fifth Ward. An area which has a significant and growing population of stray dogs abandoned to roam the streets and fend for themselves.

Forgotten Dogs Of The Fifth Ward

Yesterday on the Foundation’s social media pages, we shared a video taken by a Forgotten Dogs volunteer of several dogs trying to shelter from the pouring rain under the overhang of a building which afforded them little more than 12 inches of dry pavement. There were once five dogs in the pack, but one was killed after being deliberately hit by a car, while another was fortunate enough to be rescued.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Big Celebrity Support For Small Dogs: Chichella Festival

BIG CELEBRITY SUPPORT FOR SMALL DOGS

Katherine Heigl Partners with Helen Woodward Animal Center to Promote Pint-Sized Pups!

Rancho Santa Fe, CA (April 11, 2016) – Helen Woodward Animal Center has some very big support behind a very tiny cause – tiny and furry, that is. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominated actress, Katherine Heigl, a small rescue dog lover and owner, is lending her support to the Center’s latest campaign to bring attention to small dogs looking for forever homes. With Chihuahua-blends flooding shelters across the U.S., it is hoped that her large voice will bring some gigantic attention to the bittiest breeds.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Cat’s Pride Partners With Katherine Heigl & The JDHF To Promote Animal Welfare

CAT’S PRIDE® INTRODUCES NEW FRESH & LIGHT ULTIMATE CARE® CAT LITTER NATIONAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN FEATURING KATHERINE HEIGL, ACTRESS AND CEO OF THE JASON DEBUS HEIGL FOUNDATION™

CHICAGO (March 7, 2016) – Oil-Dri Corporation of America (ODC-NYSE), a leading manufacturer of quality cat litter and the inventor of lightweight litter, announces the launch of the new Cat’s Pride® Fresh & Light Ultimate Care®, a revolutionary litter that delivers the ultimate performance including 10 day odor control, the strongest clumps and low tracking. Cat’s Pride Fresh & Light Ultimate Care is the best lightweight litter and is 50 percent lighter than traditional scoopable litters.

As part of the launch, Cat’s Pride® is partnering with award-winning actress Katherine Heigl, best known for her roles in "Grey’s Anatomy", "27 Dresses" and "Knocked Up", as the face and voice of their integrated marketing campaign.

The campaign includes TV, print, digital and radio advertising. In addition, Cat’s Pride is proud to support the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation™, by donating a portion of every Fresh & Light Ultimate Care purchase to support the Foundation’s animal advocacy work.

"Cat’s Pride is excited to introduce consumers to our newest innovation in cat litter, Fresh & Light Ultimate Care. For 75 years, we’ve been committed to providing products that enrich the lives of cats and their owners," said Dan Jaffee, president and CEO of Oil-Dri, the makers of Cat’s Pride. "We are proud to partner with Katherine Heigl and the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation as they work to end the needless suffering of animals."

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Plight Of Cats

Ah, cats. Never have cats garnered more attention than in the age of social media. The hilarious antics of these cuddly fur balls are the subject of countless photos, videos and memes. Show us someone who claims they haven’t laughed at a cat on social media, and we’ll show you someone who has never used social media.

The Plight Of Cats

But there is hidden dark side behind all of those adorable cats: they have owners who cared enough to chronicle them, while millions of cats do not. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated 3.4 million cats enter U.S. shelters every year. Of those, 41% will be euthanized.

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