Katherine Heigl Talks Animal Cruelty in Fido Friendly Spring 2013

Posted Sunday March 31, 2013 11:00 AM GMT

She's always been one to stand up for her own beliefs, and now Katherine Heigl is putting her efforts towards stopping animal cruelty.

The "Grey's Anatomy" vet spoke to FIDO Friendly magazine about her thoughts on the issue and what she is doing to help prevent the horrible acts from happening.

"It only takes one person to make a positive difference in one animals life," the 34-year-old actress explained. "Our Just One Campaign is all about one person, one pet, one purpose. Each day, 10,000 animals are killed in shelters- the numbers are staggering."

"My mother and I feel really strongly that it is a solvable problem. It doesn't take millions of dollars or hours. It just one person to make one gesture," she added.

When discussing her active role in the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, created in memory of her late brother for the purpose to stop animal cruelty, Katharine said, "My brother was a really good kid who cared about voiceless and the innocent and for him, that was children and animals. My mother and I developed this foundation not only for the animals, but to honor Jason, who didn't have the opportunity to live his life."

In regards to the little furbaby in her life, Miss Heigl explained, "At this point, Romeo is almost blind and deaf and a bit of dementia has set in, but he looks for me everywhere and this dog takes comfort in my presence, and I for him. He has been there for all the major milestones in my adult life: movies, marriage and children. I love, love, love this dog!"

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