Rescue

September 18, 2017
Remember Me Thursday 2017
Remember Me Thursday®, the global awareness campaign that shines a light on pets abandoned to shelters and rescues, is now entering its fifth year. On Thursday, September 28, 2017, you can be a catalyst for change by getting everyone you know on social media to discuss pet adoption and share the Remember Me Thursday® message.
August 31, 2017
Rescue Mission: Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey continues to cause catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas and has moved inland unleashing further deluges over Eastern Texas and Louisiana. The floods have displaced tens of thousands of people and inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, leaving countless families, service animals and household pets without anywhere to live.
August 29, 2017
Best Buddies: Lenny & Squiggy
Adorable puppies Lenny and Squiggy are the two latest additions to the Heigl Hounds of Hope, our internal rescue group which saves vulnerable dogs from high kill shelters in Southern California. The pit bull and chihuahua duo have quickly become the best of friends!
August 1, 2017
Free The Shelters – No Fee Adoption Event
LA Animal Services is holding a special "Free The Shelters" event this weekend at venues across the city. "Free The Shelters" is a no-fee adoption campaign that will take place from Friday August 4th through Sunday August 6th, and will feature over 1000 homeless animals from four Los Angeles City shelters.
April 28, 2017
JDHF Funding Spay/Neuter In San Bernardino Is A Success
In September 2016, we received a grant application from the Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley (HSSBV) requesting funding for spay/neuter. Funding spay/neuter programs are part of the Foundation's core mission and San Bernardino is an under served area that we have tried to support whenever the opportunity arises.
April 26, 2017
A Lesson To Be Learned
In 2012, Cesar Millan wrote an article which appeared on his web site and social media pages, that highlighted some fundamental issues with how we treat homeless companion animals in the United States. It contrasted our approach to dealing with unwanted animals and attitudes towards adoption in this country, with that of European nations such as Germany.
November 1, 2016
Vanilla – A Very Painful Loss

It's been a tough week for us here at the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Heigl Hound of Hope Vanilla. Rescuing animals is not easy. If love were all it takes to heal a dog, you can bet none of our rescues would ever die. Vanilla was a very special dog and she will be greatly missed.