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Katherine Heigl Pledges $1 Million to Spay/Neuter Pets

Katherine Heigl Pledges $1 Million to Spay/Neuter Pets

Katherine Heigl attends the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation’s Compassion Revolution press conference on Thursday (September 23) in Los Angeles.

The 31-year-old former Grey’s Anatomy star said she would donate $1 million to spay and neuter programs in Los Angeles.

“What’s happening is not only inhumane and morally reprehensible, it’s economically irresponsible,” Katherine said. “Killing is not a solution.”

FYI: The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded by Katherine and her mom Nancy to celebrate the memory of their son and brother. In 1986, Jason, 15, was killed in a car accident.

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  • Bretton James

    Katherine Heigl is so gorgeous and sensual. Can we see her in a bikini already! What a magnificent physique! She has such a curvy and juicy body! LOL

  • cherryice

    I don’t understand why after nearly three years of marriage, Katherine Heigl won’t have biological children with her toyboy husband. I wish that she would stop making excuses like Kate Beckinsale. She owes it to Josh Kelley if she really loves him. It is obvious why they have been procrastinating this – she doesn’t want her figure to change or to put her career on hold. They have said that they will adopt because they are passionate about adoption and there are so many orphans in the world. It is a smokescreen. Once she has given birth to her first child, she will regret not doing it earlier. It is an emotional and indescribable experience. Women who love their husbands don’t refuse to have biological children with them. She is already 31 and it will only be harder to get pregnant the longer she leaves it. So I hope that she quits smoking and that they start having biological children soon.

  • julie

    i can’t stand this ungrateful big mouth, she smokes, her body is ugly, can’t you see through her clothes? yuck, thanks for leaving your clothes on, we appreciate it, her movies are terrible , i like the guys though, she is just like Jenn aniston, no talent, overrated hacks.

  • julie

    @cherryice: that decision is none of our business, how dare you, i don’t like her for her obnoxious behavior, but you crossed the line lady, she can do whatever she wants with her body, children need adopting, it’s her husband place not yours to speak on it, are you his side of the family? get your own life crazy,

  • Shawna

    Julie – don’t bother. cherryice is obviously mentally unstable as she/he/it has been going around posting the same thing on every post to do with Katherine Heigl. Go home little troll!

  • Holly

    A million dollars for that?
    Yikes.
    Also, sorry but she’s a fashion DON”T today, the whole thing.

  • Rhiannan

    I like what she’s doing for charity. There are far too many unwanted pets in this country. You don’t know what she’s giving to other charities so shut your pie holes now. Also, Cherryice, another human’s reproduction is none of your business. Families come in all different formats these days. You need to shut your meddling mouth and MYOB.

  • okay

    great concept but let’s starting with spaying and neutering that damn outfit!

  • Alice

    That is a Kim Kardashian skirt if I ever saw one.I think I’ve even seen her wear that belt before. Too tight!! Anyway, Katherine looks nicer with her slightly longer locks here…I wasn’t a big fan of the short hair.

  • Conando

    How awesome of her! I can’t hate on people who love animals.

  • Radiohead

    HAG!

  • Jen

    @cherryice:

    Katherine quit smoking in July of last year, for her daughter. She has said SEVERAL times that it was always her plan to adopt before having biological children. It meant very much to her to adopt Naleigh, because her sister, who is her best friend, was adopted from Korea. And since she has adopted Naleigh she has only worked for 3 months, she took several months off to bond with her baby.

  • Jamie

    Eeek! She looks awful. The hair…. the clothes…. the fakeness that is Katherine Heigl. How nice of her to hold a press conference to announce she’s donating money when her new movie is going to be release in a couple of weeks (I’m being sarcatic here). She did the same thing before her last movie, Killers, was released. Something like this would look more sincere if she did it some other time. Doing it always before a movie is about to come out makes it really obvious she’s doing it all for the publicity.

  • lexy hates bilson

    She’s so great and I love that she’s committed to a legit animal organizations and not that lame a$$ PETA that does more for celebs than animals!
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    Beauty, talent, a happy family and a good heart – she’s truly blessed!

  • Jamie

    @Jen:
    She smokes electronic cigarettes so she essentially still smokes (she’s still getting the nicotine and the flavor of a cigarette, there’s just no smoke released). The reason she only worked 3 months (not counting the weeks she spent promoting Killers) was because she was still under contract with Grey’s Anatomy which she was trying to get out of and to do that she took all the time off (she forced her way out because the writers wouldn’t have enough time to write a decent story for Izzie’s return so Izzie never came back).
    If KH was really worried about bonding with her daughter she wouldn’t have spent 2 and a half months on a movie set shooting “Life as We Know It” when she had just adopted the baby. It’s no wonder that she whines that her daughter bonded with Josh first and she felt left out – she was hardly around during that time!

  • Machete

    She looks like she just bathed in bleach. Not her greatest look….

  • MAY

    NICE ORANGE HAIR

  • Spinsugar

    Of course I don’t know any of these broads personally, but just based on numerous interviews I’ve seen her in, I cannot stand this ungrateful, conceited, ego-maniacal, self-centered brat. Talentless like Jennifer Aniston and a diva like Jessica Alba. She needs to embrace humility and humble herself cuz looks don’t last forever and when that’s all gone away, she’ll be alone w/ her bitchy-ass self.

  • ALEX

    I loved Katherine Heigl on Roswell but she’s become a bitchy diva since then. The thing that bugs me about this blog is the fact that she supports spaying and nutering animals. If a higher life form came to Earth and started taking our reproductive abilities away we’d find that a horrible act, a rape so to speak … so what gives humans the right to take away another creature’s reproductive ability? Keep on nutering dogs and cats. Eventually you will do it so much that you’ll drive them into extinction.

  • JustWondering

    Good cause, but ugly choice in clothes and hair color. Completely washes you out, honey.

  • mary

    WOW her hair looks really yellowish :D how funny is that… did she dye her hair by herself????

  • amy

    horrible hair horrible clothes… what’s new ?

  • http://jorevcosmetics.com Ms Bar Jolie Gaga

    I am on the fence on this because I keep thinking how many hungry little children’s mouthes a million dollars could feed. If we feed children, they will grow up to be the vets that can save animals so shouldn’t we feed the kids first? I know I may be in the minority here. Anyway, not a fan of hers at all. Like, at all. She is a poor man’s Jennifer Aniston and that really is taking it down several notches.

  • lexy hates bilson

    I think it’s great that she speaks her mind and doesn’t put up with crap!I applaud that she stood up for her friend! It’s such a double standard in HW – if Patrick Dempsey or Eric Dane could make a go of a movie career they would – and all you women wouldn’t care if they were talking about the shows writing. You wouldn’t think twice if Dempsey stood up for his friend. But b/c she’s a woman – right away it’s a problem.
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    Electronic cigarettes?? Even if she smokes weed – who cares?? Is she asking you to guy it for her?? Is she on welfare and using your tax dollars to support her habit??

  • Josie

    Good for her!

  • zzzz

    What a great cause Katherine is supporting so generously.

  • kiley

    say brunette PLEASE!!

  • goop

    good for her for doing this!

  • afan

    @Jamie:

    Of course if you had a clue you would know that her daughter arrived unexpectedly early. She was already committed to Life As We Know It and had no choice. She took her with her every day on set, then she took her maternity leave and didnt work again til the summer.

  • Jen

    @Jamie:

    who gives a shit if she smoke electronic cigarettes? As long as she’s not polluting the air and her child’s environment with actual smoke, whatever.

    She was told it would be a while before Naleigh would arrive, and she unexpectedly was told TWO DAYS before she came, that she was coming. It was REALLY soon and fast, and she was already signed onto the movie, she couldn’t get out of filming it. And Naleigh was on set with her the ENTIRE time she was filming.

  • Kenny

    What I find really is the number of people who just cant see good in anything. Nothing is right for you people. Whatever good people do you just want to criticize it. She donates $1m to a good cause – whatever it is, that is a GOOD thing. Ask yourselves what exactly have you done? Probably nothing. A bunch of very sad people. Kudos to you Katherine you are awesome and love you for it.

  • Jen

    @Kenny:

    SO AGREE!!!!

  • Jen

    I think all of you who have nothing good to say about Katherine need to get a life. Why do you waste your time reading articles about someone you can’t stand? If I don’t like someone, I ignore them. I don’t go online and post negative comments about them and argue with their fans who love and support them.

  • missp

    I am applauding Katherine Heigl for the amazing contribution, and work she has been doing with animal rescue.
    About 5 million animals a year are killed due to ignorant, un-educated people who think that spaying or neutering an animal is against their religion, something that they can’t afford to get done, they want to witness the miracle of birth, they don’t think it is their problem, etc. Well, any animal owner that lets their cats & dogs have litter, after litter…… thousands of animals are being killed daily. Kittens, puppies, and even pregnant animals are euthanized.

    Instead of bashing her for her clothes, her hair, or which charity she is donating to……. I’d like to see any of you put your heart into saving a lives……. she is saving lives.

  • missp

    I am applauding Katherine Heigl for the amazing contribution, and work she has been doing with animal rescue.
    About 5 million animals a year are killed due to ignorant, un-educated people who think that spaying or neutering an animal is against their religion, something that they can’t afford to get done, they want to witness the miracle of birth, they don’t think it is their problem, etc. Well, any animal owner that lets their cats & dogs have litter, after litter…… thousands of animals are being killed daily. Kittens, puppies, and even pregnant animals are euthanized.

    Instead of bashing her for her clothes, her hair, or which charity she is donating to……. I’d like to see any of you put your heart into saving a life……. she is saving lives.

  • missp

    Also, that little chihuahua she is holding was probably rescued from being euthanized at one of the FULL Los Angeles animal shelters……

  • Marieme

    Ditto Rhiannan! #7

  • Beamie

    W T F about everybody complaining about her PRIVATE life?! Hey look, she is participating to a great cause here, can you shut up and appreciate? people really love to have their attention at the WRONG place.

  • kya

    Wow! reading these comments, I am shocked. An article about a celebrity contributing to a good cause, and all this elicits is a chorus of bitchy, inane comments . From stupid, petty, and probably, simply jealous nobodies. Get a life you soulless wastes of humanity! and when was the last time you did anything good for the planet!

  • yes

    i love animals yet we spend too much money on them me including when there are real people hurting and doing without. i can’t believe where i live spend a million dollars to put up fences on both side the roads so turtles wouldn’t be killed going to the other side. yet one of the schools had to get rid of its after hour care – where is common sense? that million spend to the stop turtless? or our CHILDREN’s safety and parents mind at easy so they can work in make a living. of course she has a right and it is a wonderful thing that katherine did – but – wouldn’t it have been nice if she would have split the money between animals and say after school care program or teens pregnancy program or a human program in general.

  • well

    Jason would have been so proud! Good for you, Katherine!

  • Sami

    @ALEX: Ok, now you are a complete moron! Neutering and spaying cats and dogs will NOT “lead them to extinction”. They will never be extinct, you’re an idiot. When you see the effect out-of-control breeding of dogs and cats does to their health, not to mention our environment, only a fuqked up person would be against spaying and neutering. It is the ONLY *morally responsible* and *ethical* thing to do. There is NO EXCUSE for a pet owner to not have their pets neutered or spayed. It should most certainly be a crime, unless they are a registered breeder and a with a licence. I have no idea who this woman is, have never seen anything she has been in, but supporting animal welfare is the most noble act of charity you can do, next to UN work. Its a weird world where people who do GOOD and HELP people and our planet, are slammed for it. People with their fuqked up priorities and insecurities, projecting on those who do good things. These fuqked up people such as yourself are what is wrong with this planet and humankind.

  • sanoga

    You are d@cherryice:

    You’re disgusting! For one thing, she doesn’t owe her husband anything but love and support — the same thing he owes her! For another thing, if she doesn’t want to have biological children — for any reason! — that is HER decision and it’s none of your damn business! Did you ever stop to consider that maybe they CAN’T conceive naturally? You’re so twisted, nasty and old fashioned! Women don’t owe their husbands children! Children are a mutual adventure a couple can take on together at their own discretion!

  • okay

    give me a break, this is a gossip site not CNN……I acknowledged she is indeed doing a good cause, but hey many of these celebs get paid to promote clothing so that people like you and I can buy them, and on a “gossip” site I can say the outfit is ugly. People kill me with this moral compass crap, on celebrities, jeez we are on a salicious gossip site people!!

  • brenda

    Great!!…how awesome of her..congratulations!!,at last somebody cares about the undefended animals.!

  • Annie

    I could hardly even read the writing, because I was too distracted by her BRIGHT YELLOW hair.

    It’s called toner, girl, TONER.

  • http://www.nero8download.com/ Nero 8 Download

    A million dollars for that?
    Yikes.
    Also, sorry but she’s a fashion DON”T today, the whole thing.

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