Jason Heigl was only 15 when he died from complications resulting from a tragic car accident. Nancy and Katherine Heigl started the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation as his legacy, keeping alive his spirit of compassion and kindness for all animals. 

"The goal of JDHF is to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference and ignorance." Through their Compassion Revolution initiative, they hope to address the stray animal overpopulation in the greater Los Angeles area using an extensive no-kill model. Through funding spay/neuter programs, training and education of pet owners, and other support of crowded and underfunded shelters, they are able to reduce the number of euthanized animals. 

Penelope is one pup that might have been euthanized, had it not been for the compassion of her rescuers and the funding provided through organizations like JDHF. From barely alive to a happy frolicking pup, her transformation is nothing short of miraculous. Since this video was first published, Penelope has found a loving new family, but there are many others still looking for homes. 

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