Thursday, April 15, 2010 / 6:48 pm
The 13th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball
Katherine Heigl attended the 13th Annual ASPCA Bergh Ball at The Plaza Hotel in New York this evening. She was honored at the star-studded event, themed 'Animal House', with the prestigious Presidential Service Award for her dedication to animal welfare.
The ASPCA recognized the work of the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation which she founded with her mother Nancy. The Presidential Service Award is given to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of animals' lives and to helping protect and prevent animal cruelty.
For more than a decade, the ASPCA Bergh Ball has become a beloved tradition on New York's busy social scene. This year's event, held on April 15, was no exception. More than 350 passionate animal lovers attended, raising more than $1.5 million in support of the organization.