Nancy and Katherine Heigl – Last Chance For Animals (LCA) and The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, founded by Nancy and Katherine Heigl, team up to fight against animal abuse. The Heigl Foundation will be working with LCA by offering a reward for abuse cases that LCA investigates. Ã¢Â€ÂœWe 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,Ã¢Â€Â states Katherine Heigl. Ã‚
England, the Pit Bull who was bound by his legs and mouth in Bakersfield on April 22nd, was named after Officer Kristen England who found him and took him to the Bakersfield shelter for medical care. “Anyone that would do this to an animal isÃ‚ a coward and would potentially doÃ‚ this to a child or a woman,” states Chris DeRose, president of LCA. England will be released in the care of Heigl Foundation this Wednesday.
LCA, known for exposing cruelty cases, will be present at the arraignment of James Worley on May 7th for hogtying England. Ã¢Â€ÂœWe will investigate animal cruelty cases thoroughly and make sure that the DAÃ¢Â€Â™s office prosecutes these cases to the fullest extent of the law,Ã¢Â€Â DeRose states.
LCA is a non-profit animal rights organization that exposes cruelty and abuse nationwide. Since 1984 their investigations on vivisection, pet theft, fur farms and circuses have been used to develop public education and outreach campaigns, and to draft legislation leading to lasting changes for the animals. From exposing companion animal meat being sold for human consumption and the mass slaughter of deer by the National Parks Services at Gettysburg, to the first ever conviction of USDA licensed B dealers, LCA is committed to bringing these issues to the forefront and effecting change. www.lcanimal.org
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