Monday, August 26, 2013
Discover the work of Downtown Dog Rescue, an organization that enables low-income residents in South Los Angeles to get access to free spay or neuter surgery for their pets. With the assistance of a grant from the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, program leader Lori Weise works at grassroots level in inner city communities to help reduce the number of unwanted litters and companion animals abandoned to city shelters.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
When Wendy was found following a police raid on a property in San Bernardino County she was in a very poor state of health – emaciated, with opens wounds, countless scars and a broken leg – the terrible legacy of being used as a bait dog. Rescued by the Heigl Foundation, her heart-warming recovery has been nothing short of remarkable.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The JDHF joined the Bark Avenue Foundation and North Shore Animal League’s 3rd Annual "Get Your Licks On Route 66" event in downtown LA on Saturday. The event was held in honor of Puppy Mill Awareness Day and to promote the importance of adopting pets from shelters. The gathering on Main Street attracted a number of rescue groups who brought along highly adoptable dogs, cats and bunnies. Key advocates in the rescue community spoke at the event, which was also supported by celebrity animal lovers.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
As part of The Compassion Revolution program, the JDHF provides funding to assist a number of organizations in providing low-income residents of South Los Angeles with access to free spay / neuter for their pets. Downtown Dog Rescue works in the Compton area of the city and runs a monthly program to sterilize a number of dogs. Television station KCET was on location to report on their work at East Rancho Dominguez Park.