The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation’s Namaste Spay and Neuter Initiative aims to address the issue of overcrowded animal shelters and the needless euthanasia of healthy pets. This is achieved by curbing the population of unwanted cats and dogs through spay and neuter surgery.
With our guidance, qualifying hosts organize dog/cat large-scale spay/neuter clinic(s) called Namaste Days. During Namaste Days, pet owners are invited to bring their animals to the clinic to be spayed or neutered for free. Animals typically return home later that day. Clinic hosts then can invoice the Heigl Foundation and be fully reimbursed for the costs of all surgeries, associated pain medications, and any other pre-approved vaccinations or incidentals that the veterinarians deem necessary.
Participating hosts must document Namaste Days with pictures and videos, sending them to the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation for our promotional and social media use. We want to showcase the positive work that is being done. Successful applicants also will need to sign an agreement defining what is expected of both the partner clinic and the Heigl Foundation. To qualify for funding, all applicants are required to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization or Spay & Neuter Clinic.
If you would like to organize a Namaste Day event in your area, please complete a Namaste Day Application form below. Once we receive your information, we’ll arrange a call to discuss any questions you may have and then determine the next steps.
If your application is approved, we will provide you with official Namaste and Jason Debus Heigl Foundation materials, e.g., a poster or other signage, clip art, etc., that must be used whenever you advertise your Namaste Day clinic(s), including on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, your website, and so forth. In turn, you will agree to acknowledge the JDHF Namaste initiative in any of your social media posts and videos. You also will promote your Namaste Day(s) and explain how pet owners can sign up.
Lastly, you will need to sign an agreement that outlines what is expected of each partner clinic as well as the Heigl Foundation. That way, we all will be on the same page and can make this joint venture a rousing success.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.