On September 23rd, 2010, at
the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, Katherine
Heigl, accompanied by the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation
Board, kicked off a major companion pet initiative - The
Compassion Revolution. Its broad mission to unite
diverse groups and individuals under one alliance to initiate
programs that will directly address the pet overpopulation
crisis in the Los Angeles area, and to set a precedent for similar programs
across the United States.
To launch the
Compassion Revolution, the
Heigl Foundation announced a $1 million pledge for
spay/neuter and supporting programs in the City and County of
Los Angeles and neighboring communities.
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Katherine introduced the
Compassion Revolution, with the support of the
Animals Foundation and the
Foundation, represented by speaker Cesar Millan.
The most practical and
immediate means of tackling the pet population crisis is through
spay/neuter programs that are accessible and affordable to all
pet owners, along with providing the necessary tools to promote
responsible pet ownership, including information and training.
Katherine called for City and County officials, local
businesses, residents, animal advocates and shelter management
and staff, to come together, not only to implement effective
programs, but to support an entirely new paradigm to better the
lives of companion pets and to create a consensus which rejects
killing as a method of achieving results.
To find out more about the
Compassion Revolution and what you can do to help, please
Compassion Revolution web site.