KATHERINE AND NANCY HEIGL (ANIMAL ADVOCATES)
The mother/daughter team discuss the foundation they made to protect and improve the lives of pets.
"I believe there are no rules as to how to create a family." Katherine Heigl Katherine and Nancy Heigl have always shared a close bond. They suffered a tragic loss years ago when Katherine's brother and Nancy's son, Jason, was killed in a car accident as a teenager. His love of animals inspired them to create the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation. The mother/daughter team discusses how they started the foundation to protect and improve the lives of pets. The foundation's various initiatives include funding spay/neuter surgeries, assisting rescue organizations, and transporting shelter animals to places where they can finally be placed in the right home. Nancy and Katherine are also advocates of child adoption, and have adopted daughters of their own. In this episode, these compassionate women discuss the importance of reaching out, taking action, and making a difference in the world.