Katherine Heigl is on a mission. The “Grey’s Anatomy” actress has teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society’s Pup My Ride, an animal rescue program that transports shelter canines in peril of being put down to new, out-of-state properties.
“Over 600 dogs have been saved and adopted,” Heigl instructed “Access Hollywood.”
“Up in Utah and Arizona and some of these states around California, they have waiting lists for small dogs, people wanting to adopt and here [in Los Angeles] we have an overwhelming number in the shelters,” Heigl stated.
“Today is the transport day,” Heigl stated. “I think [the dogs] are either excited or terrified. I’m not sure.”
Heigl owns six rescue canines along with her husband, Josh Kelley.
“I think my husband’s ready to kill me,” Heigl stated. “But you know what? The last [dog] was his idea.”
Kelley discovered their sixth canine in a garbage can in Mexico when he and Heigl have been there on trip a yr in the past.
“Someone had literally thrown him out, and he was probably at the time, three or four weeks old,” she stated. “He was just this teeny, tiny, fit-in-the-palm-of-my-hand, and Josh said, ‘I think we should take this one home,’ and I said, ‘OK! I’m dying for a puppy.’ But now I can blame him for it, too. I’ll be like, ‘This puppy was your idea. You get up with him at 7!’ ”