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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 / 10:57 am

Madonna Of The Mills

One of the goals of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation is to educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills and to encourage people to adopt or rescue a dog rather than purchase from a traditional pet store. Pet store puppies almost inevitably come from substandard commercial breeding programs known as puppy mills. The mills operate purely for profit under poor breeding conditions that cause chronic health problems, temperament issues and hereditary defects in the animals.

Madonna Of The Mills

Thursday, August 18, 2011 / 3:34 pm

Kathy Davis Appointed As Foundation Executive Director

News Release

For Immediate Release August 2011

The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation Announces The Hiring Of Kathy Davis As Its Executive Director

Los Angeles, Calif. – The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation (Heigl Foundation), is announcing the hiring of Kathy Davis to serve as its Executive Director, effective Monday, September 5, 2011.

"We are thrilled to have someone as experienced and compassionate as Kathy Davis join the foundation and are confident that her leadership, experience and tireless work ethic will guide our foundation toward meeting our ultimate goal of ending the needless suffering of companion pets and to serve as the voice of our compassion revolution." (Katherine and Nancy Heigl).

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 / 4:58 pm

Hollywood Reporter Cover Shoot

The new issue of the Hollywood Reporter, which hits newsstands Thursday, features producer-financier Avi Lerner who talks about his $70 million gamble on the new Conan the Barbarian film, his crushing split with longtime partner Danny Dimbort and the A-list stars, from Katherine Heigl to Nicole Kidman – who are now on his payroll.

The cover of the magazine features Lerner alongside Katherine and Robert De Niro, who both star in "The Big Wedding" a.k.a "The Wedding", a film which he is executive producing and financing. Timothy White photographed the trio at the Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich, Connecticut on July 29th.

Thursday, August 11, 2011 / 2:12 pm

On Location: The Wedding

Katherine’s latest movie "The Wedding", also known as "The Big Wedding", has been in production in the Greenwich, Connecticut area since early July.

The Set Of The Wedding At Christ Church, Greenwich - Photo: Helen Neafsey / Greenwich Time Filming At Christ Church, Greenwich – Photo: Helen Neafsey / Greenwich Time

Local landmarks such as the Burning Tree Country Club, Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse and Christ Church have all featured as locations for the shoot. There has been considerable local interest in the project, attracting the attention of residents and the press in an area relatively unaccustomed to big screen movie production.

Sunday, August 7, 2011 / 3:10 pm

Making A Positive Impact

Celebrities such as Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Glenn Close, Ryan Seacrest and Common spoke to Variety about diverse range of issues that have compelled them to use their influence to make a positive impact. Katherine spoke to the entertainment industry publication about the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, the animal welfare organization she founded with her mother Nancy.

Empathy Artists

By Anna Stewart

Romeo, Stella, Weezer, Oscar, Piper and Mojo get top billing in Katherine Heigl’s home.

These six canine characters, from young schnauzers to "an old man" collie make up the still-growing Heigl menagerie.

This animal-advocate actress passionately recalls shocking stories that her mother, Nancy, (who is looking after 14 rescue dogs) would tell her about abandoned and at-risk shelter animals. "Any time she would tell me one of those stories it would break my heart," says Heigl.

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