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Katherine Heigl has pledged to donate $1 million dollars to spay and neuter programs in Los Angeles.

The “Life As We Know It” actress kicked off an initiative in collaboration with the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation called “The Compassion Revolution,” which aims to reduce the number of animals in LA area shelters.

If compassion for animals does not appeal to some, the costs of such a tragedy should be enough to make even the biggest cynic turn their head. According to The Hollywood Reporter, each year, 500,000 animals are sheltered and euthanized in California, which costs the state $250 million dollars. Heigl has emphasized to the media that many people are completely unaware of these numbers, as well as the statistics on how easily animals that aren’t fixed can multiply.

“They have no idea that a litter of 10 means a litter of, like, 400 in the future,” Heigl said. “We can tell them and educate them, and provide a way for them to spay and neuter their pets.”

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The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, founded by Nancy and Katherine Heigl, has teamed up with Last Chance For Animals to offer rewards for abuse cases investigated by LCA.

Like the case of a pit bull found bound by his legs and mouth last month.

England, the pit bull, was released into the care of LCA after receiving medical treatment.

“We will do everything possible to find the person or persons responsible and make sure they are made accountable and punished to the full extent of the law for their actions,” Katherine Heigl stated, according to the LA Independent.

Katherine was recently honored by the ASPCA for her work with animal rights.

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Katherine Heigl was honored at the 13th annual ASPCA Bergh Ball held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Thursday.

The former Grey’s Anatomy actress received the ASPCA’s Presidential Service Award for her work in animal rights.

“It feels amazing. I’m actually really surprised, but just so grateful that they’re honoring me this way,” Heigl told ET Online of the award.

Heigl has owned as many as six dogs and has worked with the Best Friends Animal Society for their Pup My Ride program, which transports dogs from high-kill shelters to areas where there is more demand for dog adoption.

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