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Thursday, November 19, 2015

SEAACA Update: Pursuing Justice

SEAACA Update: Pursuing Justice

We continue to pursue justice on behalf of the male pit bull that died while in the care of SEAACA’s (SouthEast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey, CA). Find out the latest news including our rescue of two German Shepherds that were part of the abusive household.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Answers Needed In Sudden Death Of Shelter Dog

Answers Needed In Sudden Death Of Shelter Dog

The Foundation was recently made aware, along with millions of other concerned Americans, of a case of cruelty and neglect involving a resident of Pico Rivera and nine dogs – including an emaciated mother and her pups whose photo went viral on social media. The Heigl Foundation is seeking answers from the SouthEast Area Animal Control Authority in Downey over the sudden and unexpected death of one of the dogs, who a few days earlier had been given a clean bill of health after recovering well from his ordeal.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Learn To Be A Best Friend Program Launch

Learn To Be A Best Friend

On Saturday, May 5 the Heigl Foundation launched the "Learn To Be A Best Friend" initiative, a program that provides free dog obedience training at Hollydale Park in South Gate, Los Angeles. The goal of the program, which is run in conjunction with the Downey Shelter, is to teach responsible pet ownership and basic commands. We were there to film the dogs being put through their paces as they took part in the training exercises with their owners!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Learn To Be A Best Friend: A Free Dog Obedience Training Program

Learn To Be A Best Friend

The Heigl Foundation will launch the "Learn To Be A Best Friend" program on May 5, an initiative that will provide free dog obedience training at Hollydale Park in South Gate. Members of the public who would like their pet to participate, simply need to register. Free spay/neuter surguries will also be provided for any unaltered dog attending the class. The goal of the program is to teach responsible pet ownership and basic commands.


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