In spirit of giving which marks the holiday season, Katherine Heigl wanted to do something extra special to help animals in need. At this festive time of the year, which often coincides with the period of greatest need for our four-legged friends, she will match every donation made to support the work of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation during December, dollar for dollar, up to a total value of $100,000.

If you make your charitable gift by December 31st, not only will 100% of your generous contribution be tax deductible, but it will have double the benefit with Katherine's matching contribution. The income will help her non-profit animal welfare organization rescue more of the millions of pets abandoned in shelters every year and care for more animals that have been neglected and abused.

Announcing the initiative, Katherine Heigl said, "The dollar for dollar donation match is not only fantastic news for companion animals who desperately need our help, but also a great way to thank people for their generosity and contribution to the life saving work of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation."

Every single penny of your donation will go to helping animals in need. It will help pay for life saving medical treatment, vaccinations, food and boarding, as well as supplementing vital rescue, transport, adoption and spay/neuter programs.

"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal." Albert Pine - Author

Across the country dogs and cats sit in shelters awaiting homes this holiday season. Help to make their futures bright by donating to the Jason Heigl Foundation.